This weekend has been a whirlwind of painting. I had two commissions to complete. One is a homage to the work of the amazing Peter Smith (with a few little tweaks by the clients request).
The other is a homage to Purseen for a very special little girl who is going through a very tough time. All my love and best wishes go to her and her family xxx
Please share this update with as many people as you can, especially if they are in or around the Bedfordshire area in the UK.
On Friday the 13th of January 2017 (ha! yes it lived up to its name) between 7.40pm and 10pm someone smashed my car window and stole the coat pictured and a portfolio of my artwork which includes the pictures attached to this message. My car was parked outside the village hall on Blunham Road in Moggerhanger. I am the third victim in recent months.
Police have said it is a long shot but if I can spread the word -you never know, my coat, leather portfolio or artwork might show up on ebay, at a car boot sale, thrift shop or in a hedge near you. Chances are slim but the more people who can keep a look out, the more hope I have that something may be returned. Who knows, we may even catch the nasty piece of work that did this and who has broken in to other cars on the same stretch of road.
Needless to say, the artwork is the most heartbreaking thing to have lost. Inside my portfolio included the first comic strip I ever had published, a portrait of my daughter and some old but cherished character designs from my video game days. Any help is much appreciated.
I am loving the autumn colours at the moment. It felt right to paint a new fairy with lots of reds and oranges to match the glorious trees near my painting den.
Another freaky ass flower
Man, I paint some freaky looking flowers!
This is my Tobacco Fairy. Who knew tobacco flowers were so pretty? She isn’t quite the same as my original planning sketch but I like to think that this painting has its own character. Perhaps a little more upbeat?
I always find it super annoying when the thing you paint looks awful when you scan it. It has always been a bit of a sore subject with me. The painting above is case in point. I don’t know if its the lighting in the scanner or the lighting out of the scanner but it feels as though something is lost.
This could just be normal artistic paranoia but it will always remain one of my hang ups.
I love lazy Sunday afternoons! Especially when I finish a piece I’ve been working on for days!
I even hung this one on the wall.