2017

THAT GIRL AGAIN

Photo Julia Tsoona.

 

I decided to have another go at this one; this time, in portrait format.

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


APRIL THAW From an original by Richard Schmid

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 

 


THREE EAGLES

From a painting by David Wright and two other sources

Another image that shines out at you across the room

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


Robert

ROBERT

From an original by Robert Liberace.

He sets an amazing standard.

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


CHARLES.

Another by Robert Liberace.

I failed to get the depth of glow in the original flesh tones.

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


SERGE

 

From an original by Jean-Christophe Gondouin

A great inspiration

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 


ALICE KNOWELDEN

 

Original by Jeff Stultiens

I think this portrait, of his yoga-teacher sister in law, is one of my favourites.

Simple yet stunningly effective. I had to try it.

 

Oil on board 20 x 16 i


TELLING OF THE LEGENDS
Howard Terpning

An object lesson in painting shadows. Can’t say I learned it too successfully.

 

Oil on canvas 16 x 12 in

 


THE CAPTAIN’S HORSE
Howard Terpning
I love his work; contre jour in the harsh desert light of the desert of the high plains.

 

Oil on canvas 16 x 12 in

 


 

OTTOWA WARRIOR

Original by David Wright.

Brilliant image. Quite hard to paint.

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 


BOO, RESTING

BOO, RESTING
Boo, my friend Russell’s whippet lurcher, came to stay, and soon made himself at home in my studio.

 

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in  Courtesy of Russell Thompson

 


DASSANECH WOMAN

 

From a haunting photo by Jimmy Nelson of this member of an Ethiopian tribe.

Presumably taken by the light of a bonfire.

Really hard to paint.

 

Oil on panel, 16 x 12 in

 


Head of an Arab

HEAD OF AN ARAB

 

John Singer Sargent 1891

It’s all been done before; by the master

Oil on panel 16 x 12 in

 

 


‘SOZZLED’

Original source Takahiro Imai

He takes a teasing / jokey approach to his paintings which needs some translation. I replaced a fork in her hair (no, nor do I ) with a bottle of wine, to match the glass.

 

 

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