Self portrait (purple)
Unlike the recent blind self-portrait, this was a something different. I wanted to experiment with color some on this one. I guess I also wanted something different in terms of facial expressions too. 🤷🏼♂️
Father to son
“The father washes onto the son. He lives inside you as an aspiration, a disappointment, or a fear. Afraid you will never be like him or afraid you will be; he is there in the bones of your emotions. In the voices in your head. In your expectations of yourself. In the shadows of your…
Blue bell wood
This one “looks like The Gruffalo” says my wife. I don’t disagree. 😃 This scene is part of the field where we take our dog Rubee for walks. The woods here are now finally full and the floor is covered with bluebell flowers (I think that is what they are called anyway). It’s quite cool…
Back garden under construction
This is a view of our back garden as of a few weeks ago. Those trees you see are now in the ground, but things are still very much under construction. I hadn’t yet drawn the church by our house, so I liked the challenge of that as well as all the layers in this…
Dining room, aka everything room
This is the room we always seem to end up in. In between the kitchen and the living room, this is the space with a long table that we eat and draw and do work on. It’s where my wife and I hang out in the evening when the kids are in bed and where…
Main St in blue
My idea with this was to play around with really dark foregrounds and light backgrounds. I thought I would use sepia for the foreground but ended up picking navy blue at the last minute. Although the streets were dry at the time I took the picture that inspired this painting, the blue gives the streets…
I’ve been noticing the branches of the trees here in Scotland all winter, how they are angular and curved at the same time, and have been wanting to draw and paint them in more detail for awhile. I actually started this with the intention of doing many of the branches but quickly became overwhelmed with…
Slightly amused (figure #69)
Keeping the Zoom portrait series going with a coworker looking slightly amused at something that was said. This one is a larger format (A4) than previous portraits (A5) mostly because I ordered the wrong size replacement. The extra space was pretty nice to work with though so happy accident I think.
Red panda (figure #65)
Breaking the mold here of human-only subjects. A little watercolor of one on my daughter’s favorite animals, from a figure she has. She wanted me to do this one for her friend back in the states.
Zoom portrait with watercolor and pen (figure #62)
Another portrait via Zoom using my trusty Derwent water pens and a Uniball pen.