Happy New Year to you all... OK, 'tis a bit tardy of me I confess but as they say, better late than never. Since we said goodbye to 2016 (some say yay to that) and hello to 2017, my feet have hardly touched the ground as my paints squirted from their respective tubes and skidded onto their communal palette ready to be mixed, tinted, muted and generally hashed together to get the required shades and colours required for four bare canvasses staring back at me from the easels. Now completed, these blank canvasses have been transformed into a beloved barge, a bloke on a motorbike, shades of autumn leaves tumbling down the front of a turn of the century home and newborn twin boys. Commission work is wonderful as you never know what you are going to get next, and the eclectic mix of subjects presented helps me really challenges and stretches me no end.
Having said that, I also love to paint what I love. And what do I love? For a start you can't beat people; expressions, personalities, characteristics; I endeavour to tease their inner persona from my painted people, whether they are known to you or not. There will be more sepia/black and white pastel paintings containing these timeless characters from a bygone era coming soon...
The other subject I love to paint? Anyone that knows me knows that I love food and drink - cooking or baking, scoffing or painting the stuff. Yes, the little daily paintings are making a return, too, with some luscious combinations to make your mouth water. These will be sold mounted and framed ready to hang in your kitchen, dining room, restaurant, cafe... or any other unusual place to see fit to view it at your leisure.
If you are subscribed to my mailing list you will be the first to see these works and should you choose to buy one, get first dibs, too. Always fab for a special gift (birthday, anniversary, wedding... you choose the occasion) and don't forget we have Mother's Day round the corner followed swiftly by an early Easter, too.
I shall bid you farewell for now as I am off to make preparations for my old-man-necking-his-after-work-pint pastel painting once I have set up my first alla prima daily painting of the year (who loves chocolate and strawberries?). Some special commissions to work on, also. Gosh, I love what I do. Lucky Kay *smiley face*.
Ahhh... Those Were The Days