Here are some things I’ve been – and am still – working on since I last posted.. I have discovered that trying to paint leaves is tedious as well as difficult.. so is painting people.. cats.. etc. etc 🙂
I’ve recently been revisiting portraiture. The following work in acrylic is based off a faded photograph – messy easel provides a sense of scale.
Final piece (1m x 0.5m). Clay, canvas .. and a whole lot of glue.
The following is a work in progress. I’m trying to adhere sculpting medium to canvas which admittedly is trickier than I thought.. never mind realizing I could use some instruction in equine anatomy. However! It’s been an experience making this, as sculpting (for me) can be a highly finicky and detail-oriented, as opposed to painting which is a lot more free-flowing and fluid. I’ll post the final when complete. It measures roughly a metre by 3/4 of a metre.
Issue 120 of Philosophy Now is all about Bertrand Russell; who wouldn’t jump at the chance to illustrate that! The following cartoon accompanied an article “The Passionate Bertrand Russell” by Peter Stone. For more BR as seen through the eyes of Ernie, feel free to visit Ernie & The Conquest of Happiness.
This small piece is made of air-dry clay.
I made this some time ago using acrylic and a flat canvas board.
I found some old “critter clay” and thought I would see what it can do. The following is the clay applied direct to a ~10″x10″ canvas. The material seems pretty cool so far as it takes detail well and air dries, so no need for ovens and the like.
Apparently it also takes paint, not sure if I’ll try that on this piece but if so will post the next version. Either way it was a fun exercise.