Monday, 9 July 2012


'Poppy' Oil on board 24 x 20 cm 
This is an old uni piece and my first proper photorealist painting. I'm still pleased with it though I've had a lot more practice since and I know what I would do now differently if I were to give it another go. My springer spaniel, Poppy.

Saturday, 7 July 2012


'Butterflies' Watercolour, cropped.
This is a commission I did for my Dad to give as a wedding present. My strength isn't in painting with watercolours and my chosen subject would never be butterflies but I think I did an okay job. The blue sky and yellows are much brighter in reality.

I hope they liked it!

Friday, 6 July 2012


'Lily' Oil on board, 20 x 14 cm

My cat, Lily, painted in oils on board. This took about 7 hours roughly. I need to start timing how long I spend painting. I wanted to copy the photograph as closely as possible but without spending too long on the background. 


'Milly' Oil on board, 20 x 25 cm

A more detailed painting of Milly. This one took about 10 hours or so to do, most of which was colour mixing!

Milly Oil Sketch

'Milly' Oil on board, 50 x 40 cm, cropped.

My gran's cat, Milly. Painted in a much looser style than the previous one of Lily because I did this one for fun and as a bit of a break from the photorealist style of the last few paintings. It is also a lot bigger which makes it much easier to be more gestural with the brushstrokes.

This is a slightly cropped version.