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The Unrequited- 19 x 16″ Oil and silver leaf on panel. Sold by The Albemarle Gallery? Believe it or not, there is silver leaf in the background but it is so oxidised its more like a gunmetal colour underneath the paint.? I’ve always been attracted to the back of the neck and the subtle nuanced narrative you can create.? The composition is purposely slightly off centre to focus attention on where the hand touches the neck. The lighting, chroma and paint texture also helps draw the eye. ? ? #albemarlegallery#rvpgallery#cattogallery#artist#art#painting#oilpainting#contemporaryart#contemporaryrealism #contemporarypainting#painter #Fineart #artgallery#artstudio#modernart#figurativeart#artconsultant#interiordesign#artcollectors

2020-04-24T17:13:11+00:00April 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

My second book recommendation! Actually any book that shows you how to draw Marvel comic book characters. You can learn a lot from drawing superheroes and it’s more exciting for a kid to learn the basics of anatomy. I liken it to modern-day Bargue plates. The perspectives are rather forced and the muscle definition exaggerated but its an excellent way to learn.? Interestingly the head to body ratio of super heroes is 1:9 a similar gauge used by Egyptian artists, to emphasise and to flatter the torso. Standard ratio is 1:8? I spent many hours as a kid drawing my favourite super heroes, Spider Man being my favourite. Who is yours?? ? #learntodraw#superheroart#artist#art #painting

2020-04-24T14:19:32+00:00April 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Lacrimae Rerum 2012- Oil and metal leaf on canvas panel? 24 x 16″? This painting was commissioned for and given to The British Heart Foundation for a charity auction. The idea came from the quote;? ‘sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt’ translated by Feagles to ‘The world is a world of tears, and the burdens of mortality touch the heart’? It derives from Book I, line 462 of the Aeneid (c. 29?19 BC), by Roman poet Virgil.? I used this as a spring board for the idea of a woman lamenting the loss of her partner. She holds a heart shaped locket but inside there’s no photo, suggesting loss in general or ‘the tears of things’.? ? #britishheartfoundation? #rvpgallery#cattogallery#artist#art #painting#oilpainting#contemporaryart#contemporaryrealism #contemporarypainting#painter#Fineart #artgallery#artstudio#modernart#figurativeart#artconsultant#interiordesign#artcollectors

2020-04-23T17:11:35+00:00April 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|
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