Thank you Facebook for reminding me that I drew this when David Bowie died.
I didn’t realise how much his music meant to me. But he was there throughout my life. I can’t remember all his songs, but some of them really were Wonderful. Now I try to remember the titles I can’t! I’m useless with music, I have a blank spot. But I loved his music anyway.
My first drawing of 2020 on 2.1.2020. It’s red because we were at Etruria Artists in the warehouse by the canal. It was so cold we had the electric heaters on in the roof that glow cherry red. For those who know the person, I’ve got his nose too long. This is because he was moving.
The Etruria Artists are now meeting on a Thursday morning from 10am to 12noon unless we change it. Hopefully this will encourage more people to come along.
The exposure is not good on this, but this is one of my paintings from when I was at college
Painted in oils on wood, this has a poster about his band stuck to it and overpainted. Painted in 1981.
I can’t remember much about it, but I saw it today, it’s 39 years old!
George, with satisfied customer. It was really hard to get his eyes right. He’s off on some travels to his new owner. I hope they will be pleased. I enjoy painting portraits, they are a challenge, but when they work out I feel satisfaction.
Just did a few more adjustments. Painting on the texture of canvas is difficult when you try and brush paint on it. I half feel like I ought to paint a thick layer first so I could paint on a rough surface. But it’s not bad. I could see where I need to make changes, it’s sometimes difficult to force the paint into the nooks and crannies of the canvas. Phew.
l keep staring at this. It needs tweaking, but I’ve been too tired. I’m doing my best to finish it. It’s due to be done by Christmas.
Life is life….
I have a few images of my old paintings on slides. I would like to get them transferred onto a digital platform before they deteriorate too much. This painting was actually bought by our old MP, Mark Fisher, and I was really proud to have known him. Unfortunately he passed away a few years ago.
It’s funny how you find things and they bring back old memories. This painting was done of a friend. I deliberately tried to alter the angles of the window to make it more atmospheric. I would like to do more portraits if anyone is interested.