Monthly Archives: January 2012

Just a sketch

John: artist and philosopher. A quick sketch before venturing out to the pub to put the world to rights.

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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

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Another experiment with ‘painterly realism’

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

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Latest Paintings

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

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A couple of sketches in oil

Sketch  in oils – 18cm x 18cm . I will be doing some work in oils this year.  It’s more practical for plein air painting, especially in the north of England, where it can rain for a part of every … Continue reading

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