Monday, January 31, 2011

High on Highlands

I spent the weekend up north getting back to nature in the wilds of the astonishingly beautiful motherland. Always on the job, I couldn't leave my faithful model at home. The bold and brave Nikolai, dressed and ready for action popped out of the car and into the wilderness whenever requested and I got some really beautiful shots. I have some compositions in mind, but just hope I can make something worthwile that lives up to the research photographs.

My large drawing "Self" from 2010 has been selected for the VAS Annual Exhibition in the Upper Galleries at the RSA in Edinburgh. It runs from Sat. 5th Feb until 3rd March.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Examples of some of the small monochrome oil studies I've been doing of night swimmers. Seems a bit ludicrous that I'm doing swimmers underwater at the moment in the midst of the big freeze but that's me I guess. Painting the dream rather than living it for the moment at least!