Friday, January 30, 2009

this week's drawings

headless len.

bettina. (i have since painted her shirt purple. which was a mistake, i think. i shall remember it like this instead...)

way back in 08. (option a. on board...)

way back in 08. (option b. on white...)

Thursday, January 22, 2009


holy cow check it out!

i have given myself the challenge of entering the BP Portrait award every year that i am in this europe-place. it is a unique award not only because it deals exclusively with portraiture and is open to people from any and all countries, but because it is judged entirely from real-life-in-the-flesh-(paint)-works. that means no photos of work. no digital submission. you have to send the real thing. and last year, apparently, they had just over 1,700 applicants. jeeeez! can you imagine how much work it would be just coordinating that many paintings, let alone judging them down to a final shortlist of 60?


so. i have until the 15th of february to FINISH the painting of the two girls (which has finally been titled - 'of him that brought salvation down (Hannah & Emma Noyes)'). then, once registered, i will courier same painting to London. or hand deliver it to a place near Glasgow... i haven't decided which yet.

and THEN. if (IF) i get shortlisted, i'll be kickin it in London for all kinds of dinners and press evenings in early june. it could happen... everyone cross your fingers and hold your breath, and other helpful things.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

the garish stage

so they're in an awkward place right now. the paintings. kinda scary, kinda ugly, kinda tacky. but they're supposed to be. and they won't be for long. i promise.

Monday, January 12, 2009

progress of n.w.o.t.v. (E & H)

i'm going back to my oldschool glazing days. tessa-nunn-style. and oooooof is my arm ever sore from it.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

stuck in the 90's

or. in 09. similar...

well. we're back to the painterly grind. and i'm trying to be pumped about it, even though i would like to have another few weeks, or months, back at home. i built three stretchers (still not happy with the quality of stretcher here... thought maybe i'd grow to accept it. i haven't.) and got two of them canvased today. so. here are some sketches and composition drawings for the new paintings.