Tuesday, 16 November 2010

CD Album Cover.

I got a request from a scottish band ( from Glasgow) to do a caricature of them playing their guitars.
They kindly sent me a copy of the album- laid back jangly guitars, good songs- nice!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Indian Wedding

Such a pleasure to be asked to do an oil painting from such a great wedding photo, the Indian wedding clothes are gorgeous and great fun to paint. Makes an English wedding seem a bit subdued!

Monday, 4 October 2010

No Margin for Error

Drawing direct is never easy and sometimes the delicate faces of young girls I find a real test, some times I manage to `get them` and other times go a bit wide of the mark!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Hurr Family Exhibition

After many years apart, my brother was re-united with his daughter Victoria five years ago, now an art & architecture teacher. Last week we had an exhibition together in Surrey.My brother with his realist landscapes & nudes, me with my neo-impressionist stuff & Victoria with abstract prints.It was a happy occasion.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Variety makes life interesting.

One of the good things about working in areas like East London is the great variety of nationalities there for me to draw. a young English footballer (in an Argentine shirt), a Turkish man in an interesting hat and a beautiful girl from the Ukraine.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Two Beauties

Drawing portraits is always a challenge but when they`re as beautiful as these two girls ,who sat for me consecutively last Saturday at a shopping mall in Hounslow, there is less margin for error.The pressure is on to do their beauty justice. The dark-haired girl is French & the blonde from ( I think) Poland.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

A Survivor

One of the great bonuses for an artist drawing portraits in public places are some of the interesting people who dare to take the hot seat for a portrait. This 8o-year-old man who was born in Danzig is a survivor of the concentration camps in Poland. In 1939 children were rescued in an operation known as the `kinder transport`.He was the only one of his family to survive.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

I wish it would always work like that - a perfect photo to work from and a result that I am actually satisfied with. Pastels are a great medium for animals, especially the lovely iridescent sheen on horses.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Poster for a good cause

A traffic cop mate (for whom I have done several caricatures) asked me to do a freebie poster design for the Help for Heroes charity. I did this oil showing latest army & police vehicles.Now selling by the thousand so I`m told.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

In Memoriam....

... of a lovely girl who sat for a portrait a few years ago. She died suddenly a few weeks ago. I remember her lively, charming personality. She was a beautiful girl.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Always expect the unexpected....

...when working the public in a shopping mall

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

What big eyes you got!

I loved drawing this charcoal of the soulful -eyed indian boy. He sat like a statue, it must`ve taken 20 minutes tops!

Van Gogh look-alike.

This man is a dead ringer for a self- portrait Van Gogh did. Uncanny!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snowed in!

Severe weather gives me time to catch up on oil commissions and preparations for 2010. 2010!! I can`t believe I am still alive in this science fiction time of mobile phones and computers, where are the flying cars though?