Last Sunday, Sky TV’s second week’s guest sitter for the new Portrait Artist of the Week challenge organised by Artist of the Year was author and writer Bernardine Evaristo, whose novel Girl, Woman, Other won the Booker Prize 2019. I couldn’t resist painting Bernardine’s huge smile – that’s probably my first portrait ever showing teeth, as I was always worried thatContinue reading “Joining the second week of Sky TV’s Portrait Artist of the Week challenge”
Joining hundreds of artists in a portrait painting challenge. Last Sunday Sky TV launched the first-ever ‘Portrait Artist Of The Week‘ challenge on Facebook Live. The organisers of the yearly contest Artist of the Year had the idea to unite painters from all over the world in a new weekly portrait painting challenge. Every week they invite aContinue reading “Joining Sky TV’s First Portrait Artist of the Week challenge”
A different way to look at an admired artist’s work I am very fond of Lucian Freud’s etchings, so I decided to paint this study after one of his etchings from 1985 titled Girl Holding Her Foot.I painted this figure looking at the image upside down, in order to focus better on shapes and forms without too much interference ofContinue reading “Revisiting an etching by Lucian Freud”
2019, Oil on canvas, 61 x 76 cm In this oil painting of a woman in a dark velvet dress, the sitter’s pose and distant gaze allude to a sense of wait, expectation and resignation. Phthalo Blue was the mostly used colour in this portrait, both in the vibrant turquoise background and the navy velvetContinue reading “Waiting”
The first portrait I painted under the turtorship of Atul Vohora at Heatherley’s was a black and white study, or rather a study using grey tones, from very dark to very light, mixed out of black and white oil paints. Working in monochrome presented similarities with my previous printmaking project, and allowed me to create aContinue reading “Two female portrait studies, from greyscale to colour”
2019, oil on stretched canvas, 30 x 40 cm
2019, oil on stretched canvas, 30 x 40 cm [sold] Using a limited palette of primary colours, this oil portrait focuses on the Spanish girl’s red dress matching the red background and her distant gaze. The red of the dress and background allude to the woman’s youth, vitality and determination, in spite of her seaminglyContinue reading “Girl In A Red Dress”
2017, acrylic on canvas, 26.7 x 32.7 cm (canvas edge: 1.9cm) In this abstract painting, swirls of colours mix into an this either dreamy or apocalyptic landscape.
2017, Acrylic on paper, 30x40cm In this abstract work on paper, a range of colours deriving from primaries have been mixed to form a fluid danse.
2017, Acrylic on paper, 30x40cm In this abstract work on paper, a range of colours deriving from primaries have been mixed to form a fluid danse. One can see figures or animals emerging, and even an anamorphosis.