There’s nothing quite like the self-imposed pressure of painting a friend’s motorcycle, nevermind also needing to get as close a likeness as possible on the portrait side of things – for 2 reasons: He’s a bodybuilder … #aesthete He’s a bodybuilder and can lift things and break things So in my quest to build up my own portfolio of paintings and to upskill, I pulled … Continue reading “Paint me like your Frenchman”
The process of painting a Buddha isn’t simply splash some paint on and do some techniques – it’s quite meditative for me. I’ve painted and drawn a few Buddhas in the last year or two (scroll down), and I’m likely to do some more. Not so much for the outcome, but for the process… Moving – not just to a different house, but to a … Continue reading Buddha, how’d you get so blue?
I did this rat study – my first time painting on MDF board and I loved it – and was just going to prop it up in my studio… that was until the rat’s mom saw it and had to have it. I sent it home to Mama Rat and she posted the most beautiful response to it; a response that was a helpful reminder … Continue reading Funnily enough, her name is Frida
Painting and references. Where do you find your art references from? See a multi-reference commission here. Continue reading There’s a viking at the end of my paintbrush…
I had promised this painting to my father- and stepmother-in-law (yes, that’s a thing) about two years ago. It started off as a different composition entirely, but the concept for the painting was their Zodiac signs depicted as animals. The original design just didn’t sit well with me, so it got put on the back-burner. Until further notice (I hate those words… though they have … Continue reading Spirit animals and Zodiac dreams
*crickets* I know, right. Quiet. But quiet has been the order my life as I have moved from the bright lights (unless there’s loadshedding) and barbed wire of Johannesburg, to a really small and quiet village, the name of which quite literally means “to rest”. Having spent most of last year doing superhero and comic book character commissions, I have diversified my portfolio and earlier … Continue reading Doggy portraits galore!