Monthly Archives: July 2009

TRIBUTE TO MY FAV PAINTING

I have been asked to paint a couple of canvases for Dionika Tapas Restaurant so I decided to do pieces based on my absolute favourite painting by Fauvist artist Emil Nolde – here is my interpretation of Fire Dancers – bright, colourful and full of energy and movement….with cracking big boobs!

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IT’S THEIR DUTY TO BE BEAUTIFUL

I read an article in the Sunday Times about military parades held in Pyongyang, North Korea.  These propaganda events become a beauty pageant – the best looking young women are pushed to the forefront to convince westerners that the entire female polulation of North Korea is easy on the eye.

I decided to capture this in a painting, taking care of the position of the woman soldier, I wanted the face to be the focus point, reflecting her beauty, then, as your eye moves around the painting you catch a glimpse of her military insignia on the hat and shoulders.

As with most of my paintings here’s a step by step to the final piece.

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Not quite finished – stay tuned


NAPIERS GALLERY

Summer is here and I’m back to my happy place – painting.  I have been asked to paint a series for Napiers Gallery to exhibit in the Edinburgh Festival.

They gave me a disgusting picture on canvas from IKEA and I was given free reign to do what I wanted with it.  As Napiers is all about fitness, health and flexiblity I decided to paint a gymnast so I researched circus performers, dancers and gymnasts and this is the step by step process to my first canvas….

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She worked so much better when I flipped the canvas !! This took 2 weeks by the way!