I've been working on few commissions for people lately, the other week, I produced a series of place settings. The settings where done using a dip pen and ink, and where to accompany wedding cakes at a wedding fayre, It's not something Ive done before, but I was pleased with the end result, and so was my client. She wanted something unique and different, with a hand made feel. The cake's looked amazing, shes very talented and I'm glad she was pleased with them, smiles all round!
Ive been spending alot of time painting this piece. I haven thought of a name yet.
Its not finished yet. Im working on the hands, the sky and the background, at the minute. I hope to fill the meadow with over sized wild flowers.I've decided that I want to produce a series of paintings for an exhibition. This painting is exactly the style and sort of work I love producing. I love surreal characters, oversized heads, big eyes, small bodies, my influences stem from pop surrealism. With the work of Mark Ryden, Tara Mcpherson, Ana bagayan, Todd Schorr, Lisa Petrucci and Nouar Noir, being notable favourites of mine. I am also a great admirer of Jasmine Becket-Griffith, who produces stunning work, I just wish I could be as fast at painting as her! I'm so slow!
I'll upload the finished version of this, when its done, I'm really looking forward to producing more work like this though, I look forward to going into the studio everyday to finish this, so I cant wait to display a series!
I never posted pictures of the Calendars I worked on during my time in London at my Internship with the Bright Group International. Heres a peak at them incase you wondered what they looked like. I received my calendars a while ago, but dont want to use them!
I started painting this image of a little girl and a kitten, I did it out of impulse really, I just really wanted to paint something, but I got a bit fed up with it and so it ended up unfinished, with no real purpose or meaning. But I quite like it anyway, and thouht I might as well upload it.
I also started another painting which I havent finished. I decided that I didnt like it, and so stopped painting. I like the sketch I first did, but the painting adapted and changed, and Ive grown to really dislike it. Thats why the hand is unfinished and blocked in with colour,
I think I need to spend more time drawing over and over, to get the sketch right first. But sometimes when I paint a sketch it ends up nothing like I imagined it would when painted. I think thats what happened with this piece. I guess you have to make mistakes and dislike things as a learning process, so its not all bad!
I can't believe how long its been since my last Blog post, time goes so fast.
I've had to delay my Internship with Pocko until the summer, as I'm saving up funds, and have spent alot of money recently.
In the meantime, I'm creating new work for my portfolio. Ive been painting bits and bobs, and trying new things out. I did a series of character paintings for my portfolio a while ago, which you can see here, the aim was to create a few sheets of character studies. I've gotten a bit side tracked lately with a few commissions. Ive also spent alot of time on one particluar painting, which I'm enjoying so much, I'm wondering whether to branch out into fine art, and exhibition type work. I guess I'm just unsure of what I want at the minute. As long as I'm painting though, I'm content! heres a look at a few character studies of faces :
I used an acrylic paper to paint these on, something which is new for me, as I;ve never used it before. I cant quite figure out if I like it or not. The paint seems to sit slightly in the texture of the paper. As it has a canvas like feel and look to it.