28 Aug 2014

Taking a load up river.

I wonder what the story is about this boat, its cargo and the man.

22 Aug 2014

3 methods of painting boats - computer, paints and wax

A boat! CS5, forty minutes.

Chris The Jam


LeRoy Neiman's Boats
The American sports painter Leroy Neiman is best known for his brilliant colors and his frenetic energy. Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, probably in 1927 (though some sources say 1921), he and his mother were abandoned by his father at an early age, so growing up was difficult. He studied art in Chicago, and when Playboy got its start in 1953, Neiman's career took off. Playboy has featured many of his sports and leisure paintings over the years, and he now grosses more than $10 million a year for his paintings and serigraphs. His original paintings go for up to $500,000 each. Here are a few of his boating pictures, typical of his leisure art.


How to Paint A Sail Boat

Painting a sailing boat in Encaustic wax - Hot Wax painting demonstration by Hazel Rayfield
This demonstration shows how I painted a sail boat as part of this seascape painting using encaustic wax my heat tools on encaustic card : A4 in size 18.10.2012

19 Aug 2014

Welcome to William Jarvis

This portrait was taken from a small photograph on the Race Card – this is a small booklet that describes the racing and other interesting facts.
The portrait took me hours and I still have to go back in 
and correct the ‘deliberate’ mistake.

WILLIAM JARVIS is established as one of Newmarket’s longest serving and successful trainers.
He has trained from the historic Phantom House Stables for over 20 years and has enjoyed hundreds of winners, including some at the highest level.

12 Aug 2014

Painting the eye tutorials in watercolour and in oil.

Painting an eye in watercolor



Webisode 2: Painting the Eye in oil
In this webisode, artist Scott Waddell demonstrates his techniques for painting the eye in oil paint. 
He also discusses the various concepts he uses during the process

8 Aug 2014

Painting a bearded man.

I only ever met Nigel once in Ely Cathedral grounds and again on the market there.
I hope he eventually received the original and that life is good for him.
Thanks, Nigel. Whenever I look at this portrait I think of our conversations.

6 Aug 2014

Grow Painting (Speed Watercolor Painting)


California artist Aaron Smith 
paints men from a bad-ass neo-dandy beardo brigade from beyond time.

Artist Statement
The Victorian/Edwardian eras have always captured my attention. For years I've collected vintage photographs of men of the period. These men for me represent a masculine ideal, if largely a constructed one. Their bearded faces and distinguished attire are spectacular, while their stiff poses and serious expressions belie a certain vulnerability. My recent decision to translate these small colorless photographs into monumental, expressionist portraits is an attempt to ruminate on these contradictions. I also want to draw parallels between the rituals of initiation found in western culture and those practiced in tribal cultures by painting these gentlemen with colors inspired by Bird-of-Paradise and the extravagantly decorated Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea.

Music- The Books (featuring Jose Gonzalez)

Grow Painting (Speed Watercolor Painting)
"Grow" is a watercolor painting on paper by Allison Maletz. 

The "Beardsong (Ode to A Beard)" was written by Hannah Rockcliffe and Sophie Madeleine, Performed by Rocky and Balls. They own this song. I am not trying to sell this song, or video.

1 Aug 2014

Dustin Brown, Tennis Player.

This is my first portrait using watercolour paints and gold ink.
I couldn't attempt all that flying hair and wanted to depict the energy
for such an energetic and powerful game.