Wednesday, 30 July 2014


Caustics - Brian Jones

Last week I was invited to join a portrait painting group on Deviant Art. Awesome stuff. This week they set a monochromatic challenge. So here's my attempt at monochromatic utilising my favourite colour, blue - featuring the lovely Brian Jones.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Cold in the heat...

Deklan - wip
The weather has been hot lately. Really hot. Proper summer hot. I don't like it. I'm not a summer person.
I'm still struggling with my 'artist's block'... and an infuriating summer cold.
My reaction so far has been to keep chipping away at my paintings, even if I still end up discarding what I've been doing now and again. Here is another wip of Deklan. I've added some more detailing to the face... still experimenting with the apparel hence the cropped version posted here.
I'm gonna go blow my nose now and eat another lozenge.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

The Angry Elf Post

Cysgod - wip

Cysgod - wip (Don't know why he's grinnin', 'cause I certainly ain't)

Eirian - wip
Eirian -wip

I really cannot express how much I hate having 'artist's block'... or whatever you want to call it. It's just so stressful...  and down right unpleasant... I get all knotted up inside thinking what if it doesn't go away?... what if I can't paint anything ever again? Yes, I know it may sound a bit over-dramatic... but fellow artists out there... you know what I mean.
Anyway... just to prove that I have I have attempted something in the two weeks since my last post... here are the four elves that survived my aggravated deleting of paintings that didn't work out. Usually elves relax me... but right now nothing seems to do the trick. None of these are finished... In spite of daily attempts they just 'hang' there and do nothing.
Right now frustration really is incorporated... in every blinkin' painting.
In the words of Charlie Brown - 'Aaaaaaargh!'