Some details from my latest commission and why it turned out so well. Continue reading An Italian Appreciation
If you love acrylics (like I do), but want a paint that is easier to blend and creates a new experience, you should try this… Continue reading Slow-dry Acrylic Paint? Of Course!
When painting your friends is a thing. Continue reading Mat/Matt Finish
While I painted ‘The Doctor’, I reflected on the 3 Ps of what Vale means to me. Continue reading Valentino Rossi in my Studio
In July this year, the Little Karoo was surprisingly full of floral splendour (I’m not used to a winter rainfall, you see) and the sunbirds were out in full force. While friendly, they were by no means tame, but there was one little pair that always popped in to the “aloe buffet” in my back garden. I would try to get close enough to photograph … Continue reading Little Sugar Mouth
I often look at artists who do expressionist portraits and think, They make that look so easy! and then I prime up a piece of cardboard and try to do it the way I think it should be done… and it’s not. It’s hard. But, on the upside, there’s a bittersweet kind of magic that happens on the cardboard: Since it’s not a canvas, I … Continue reading Facing up to it
Since moving from Johannesburg to the Little Karoo, my eye for art has definitely changed and I find myself (more often than not) strolling through the garden looking for interesting things to photograph. I don’t have a fancy camera, but my LG G4’s back camera gets the job done. I use natural lighting – preferably late afternoon when the bright sun turns shadows into vivid … Continue reading Winter Bee in the Little Karoo