Monthly Archives: January 2012
John: artist and philosopher. A quick sketch before venturing out to the pub to put the world to rights.
I bought this rainbow trout this morning and couldn’t resist trying another quick still life. Working with fresh fish I am obliged to work quicker than I usually do: artists can’t afford to to let food go off ! And … Continue reading
I worked rapidly on this painting – in fact the fish was still fresh enough to gut and bake after I’d painted sufficient information from these two herring. I find wet fish at once beautiful and disturbing ! It’s back to … Continue reading
Here are my two latest paintings, a portrait of Max completed in December 2011, and a portrait of Lara completed this week. The first has high detail, using the full range of pastels in the armoury, whereas the portrait of Lara is … Continue reading