Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Guincho beach gone to a good home!

Good news from the KAOS Exhibition, just got a text to say, my pastel of Guincho Beach has been sold, so pleased!
I've been calling this a gibbon, I stand corrected, its a monkey, as I now know gibbons don't have tails! I believe its probably a spider monkey, I painted from a series of photos taken a couple of years back. I'm not a zoologist just an artist who likes animals! If you know better please let me know, I like to be educated!

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Back to painting after all the excitment

Got back to painting today, spurred on with the news that I've sold a painting at the KAOS exhibition. My peacock has gone to a new home! I met the guy who bought him, he was so pleased with his purchase. It gives me such satisfaction to meet the people who buy my work. I think that's why I enjoy taking commissions. Today I worked further into my gibbon piece played with ideas for the rope and branches. I also had a major redo of his head, I hope for the better! My latest project is a hippo, again in oils. A new sized canvas for me, but obviously suitable for the subject! I put a skin of oils paint on today, just to knock out the stark white of the canvas.

Monday, 2 May 2011

KAOS Launch Exhibition

Finally the day has arrived, Kaos has been launched! The exhibition was opened by the mayor, who also awarded the prizes to the kids who had entered our art competition. The exhibition looks fantastic, and I'm so proud to be part of it. The last photo shows my son making his mark on "marking it' A big public artwork, you choose the colour and where you want it. The lady in the green is the Mayor who had opened the event earlier.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

A new project

Just started another canvas to work alongside the gibbon. In contrast to the gibbon, this painting will have a more restrained palette. This one is about textures and reflections. If you can't make it out, it's a semi -submerged hippo. I would like to have photographed and observed it in the wild, however a fantastic zoo in the Loire proved to be the next best thing!