Prehistoric 02, a memory of sheelagh
Oil on canvas 100 x 40cms.
A commission of a friend's friend's dogs.
Oil on canvas on cardboard 40.5x30cm.
Prehistoric #03, recent cavewoman
Oil on cardboard 87.5 x 55cm.
Prehistoric 01, a spanish dreamer
Oil on panel 39 x 42.5cm.
Almond tree in andalucia #1
Oil on board 49 x 73cm.
The second painting of an almond grove in Andalucia. The time of the day was different and the shadows slightly less vibrant.
Almond tree in andalucia #2
Oil on canvas 46 x 61cm.
An almond grove in Andalucia. The pale jade coloured complex foliage was a fascinating challenge.
Barn in a landscape with dancing figures
Oil on board 35.5 x 49.5 cm.
This painting suffered from the drying problems I encountered with my work over a long period of time. I think I have now discovered why I had these problems and so repainted this image - one of series of barns in landscape.
Oh amy, amy, amy
A tribute to the great and tragic Amy Winehouse (1983-2011). Forever young.
Daffodils in an earth pot
Oil on board 40.5 x 30cm.
Sweetpeas with a buddleia spray in a yellow jug.
Oil on MDF panel 62 x 48cm.
A landscape for malcolm
I was painting this landscape from an old sketchbook study when I heard of the death of my old friend and collaborator, Malcolm Ellis, whom I shall miss forever. It is not his sort of painting at all, being a fine and meticulous illustrator of birds.
I found the skin tones particularly challenging on this portrait.