Category Archives: Angel

Studio talk

  I had the pleasure of hosting a studio talk at my space at CLU yesterday afternoon, including a brief demonstration of glaze painting, using a Sap Green over the background of the Star to show the luminosity and √ā¬†flexibility … Continue reading

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Star turn

After continuing the patchy Raw Umber brown a little further by using a rag to lift leaf shapes from the paint, revealing the orange glow of the Iron Oxide ground, I’ve expanded the range of the star shaped jasmine flowers … Continue reading

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Four Large Tarot Paintings

I’m very pleased to be able to share these four images with you. They’re the result of a year and a half of painting. The Angel of Death, The Magician, The Empress, The Traveler. All Oil on Canvas, 96″ x … Continue reading

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Penultimate

This has been a day of almost finishing. I’ve added a little Iron Oxide Orange to the flames, making them look nicely fiery, and almost concluding the work on the Magician painting with the exception of a little lightening of … Continue reading

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The Last Flowers of the Morning

That’s it! The last of the morning glory flowers and the leaves are painted in their respective green and blue, leaving only the wormwood on the right in its en grisaille state. I still need to paint the shadows and … Continue reading

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A Little Help from a Friend

I’ve been reworking that face again, because I really disliked the right eye. Now I’ve done it again, taking a lead from the great Botticelli’s Madonna and Child and rendering a more introverted face that regards the Empress with a … Continue reading

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Pink legs, more about spitting

Adding the pink velatura layer to the legs has made the girls more substantial, and will help me to make decisions about the balance of colour in the painting. Once I get the skin of the upper part of the … Continue reading

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Landscape

With a couple of hours in the studio yesterday I managed to achieve a couple of tasks that were both important for making the paintings effective, but neither producing particularly interesting photographs for the blog. I got to work on … Continue reading

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Photoshop

I continued working out the composition in Photoshop, creating an elevation of the wall with the furniture in place so that I can see how the figures are going to work in relationship to the environment. I’m looking forward to … Continue reading

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Here we go

Today was crazed, in a good way. It started right off the bat at nine by setting up for a photo shoot for the Virtues painting, with my student Devon modeling for the four cardinals, Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence and Justice. … Continue reading

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