Finished my nuthatch picture – it’ll be framed and for sale in The People’s Gallery very soon…(scanned image to come.)


Nuthatch in progress

More painting progress…

More WIP

This is where I am with my oil painting. Hopefully, not long to go. Image slightly dark, but you get the idea.

Original art

The original of my artwork Prototype_17 is now for sale over at The People’s Gallery. (8 x 11.5 inches) Pop along if you are in the area or give them a call. A limited edition of 50 are also available here as a giclee print, these are slightly different from the original and are digitally enhanced.

Current palette

Current palette for the painting I’m working on…plus work in progress – going very slowly (!) I’m mainly concentrating on the face at the moment, trying to get it right.

In my little studio, I’d say one of the most important things I use is definitely a mirror. It’s a must for checking your artwork regularly throughout the day. This applies mainly if you are working in the realist style, and/or working on the human figure, especially faces – if it looks fine the right way round but wonky or in some way wrong in the mirror, then you have made a mistake somewhere, and it’s time to amend!

Brush cleaner

So I have started using ‘The Masters’ Brush Cleaner, and I really like it. I’ve been wanting an alternative to clean oil brushes other than solvent for a while, and this seems like a fantastic solution. I like the way you can clean the brushes in water…I would never have thought you could do that until now. It does clean other brushes too (watercolour, acrylic etc) so all round, a great product, although it is a little pricey.

The Masters Brush Cleaner

Life drawing…