Posts Categorized: Works In Progress

What’s on my easel…

It’s time to start seeing spots again! I started working on this piece a few weeks back.  I’ve been scouting around for a new leopard image to work off of for quite some time now, eager to track down something rather dissimilar to the last Leopard piece I produced. I eventually came across this beautiful image by,… Read more »

On My Easel- Lilac-breasted Roller Update

You might remember this piece from a few months back, I started working on it in September. There are +- nine pieces keeping me busy currently. Canvases of elephant, leopard, lion, wild dogs, buffalo as well as two individual portraits stand scattered about my studio at present (to name a few). With so much on the go it… Read more »

Portrait Progress

I am so close to completing this work now, I can hardly contain my excitement… The process of painting this portrait has been the most incredible journey for me, I am starting to feel a comfortable sense of satisfaction with my efforts but there’s really so much more to it. This is a piece with true… Read more »

Lion Painting In Progress (1200mm x 700mm)

I think the phrase “go big or go home” is highly appropriate here… I have wanted to do a painting of a lion for the longest time and it has taken me quite a while to locate my ideal reference image. It goes without saying that lions are incredibly tough, rugged creatures, I’ve been looking for a photograph that… Read more »

On My Easel – African Wild dogs

The alternative name of “African Painted dogs” has never been more appropriate! During a recent Kruger trip we were delighted to come across a large pack wild dogs (+- 18 members).  It was early evening,  the first suggestions of dusk just beginning to bleed softly through the foliage, a typically serene, almost haunting time of the day. The… Read more »

Getting there…

I’ve been working on my Lilac-Breasted Roller piece in between a few other larger projects I’m busy with. I’m so pleased to say that there is not too much left to do. I need to add some shadows and highlights as well as some final detail to the feathers and branch which should hopefully bring… Read more »

Lilac-Breasted Roller

The time has come to paint another fun and colourful Roller piece! I’ve said it many times before, I love to paint birds, I love the intricate feather detail, the interesting colour patterns and the different textures and effects that one gets to experiment with. I am quite chuffed with this particular reference photo, I captured this… Read more »

Portrait of an old friend

I have always loved painting portraits, there is just something about bringing to life human emotion on canvas (however subtle it may be) that is a true pleasure and privilege. The experience is of course all the more profound when the subject of your focus is an old friend with an interesting story to tell…. Read more »

What’s on my easel in August 2014

I like to work on many different pieces at a time. Like many oil painters i use a layering technique to build up depth and texture. Oil is a slow drying medium and so  it helps to be able to switch between works thus allowing adequate drying time for each individual layer. I also enjoy having… Read more »