This one started off as a plein air sketch but I took it back home to work on in the studio. The best bar in the world.
31x19cm. Oil on canvas paper.
The wonderfully talented Reece Shearsmith as Mr. Jelly.
Speed oil sketch on canvas paper. 20x20cm. 80 mins on the nose.
If I ever paint something nice for my sister Im gonna stick this painting to the reverse of the canvas and not tell her…..she is scared shitless of clowns.
Plein air oil sketch and finished back at the lab. 20x30cm. Oil on canvas paper. Not bad considering I had to retreat 3 times due to the rising tide.
Plein air oil sketch. 40x20cm. At teh 40 Foot, Dublin one warm March day. Plenty of swimmers.
Oil sketch on canvas paper. 40x47cm. 5 hrs.
After Sir William Orpen – The Dead Ptarmigan (c.1909).
Smell that beautiful stink.
Oil sketch on canvas paper. 3 hours. 25x25cm.
Tried to get the Red of the dress, the blue of the hair and the whites of the eyes to represent the American flag. Changed the background from black to be a compliment of the red dress, the colour of money.Composed the figure askew and leaning into the canvas to see if I could get a feeling of movement(should gravity determine the ear-rings point downwards? Maybe this adds more movement)
I wonder if I added some horns would people give out?I wonder is it still O.K. to paint political satire?I wonder.