Sunday 11 November 2018

Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018

This is the painting of Sherwood high street that was my submission piece for Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018. I'm pleased with it, unlike the painting I did on the actual program! (Which I'll share with you at some other point. )

It was all a rather strange and wonderful experience.

On the negative side didn't get through the 'heats' stage of the competition, but on the plus side I don't think I showed myself up too badly and my kids got to see their Dad on TV.
On the negative side I really did not practice working within the constraints of the competition beforehand (finishing a painting in 4 hours, outside), but on the plus side it was a massive learning experience in many, many ways because of this.

Tracy and I had a nice day out and I'm sure I'll probably give it another go sometime. If I am lucky enough to ever get on something like this again I'll definitely be braver, artistically speaking, that's for sure.

Urban Landscapes

These two paintings are currently hanging in Barrios Tapas Restaurant in Sherwood if you fancy going to see them I'd definitely recommend the patatas bravas.

Stencil and Graffiti Marker Portraits

Here are two portraits on board that I made when experimenting with spray paint and markers. The first one is of my youngest son and the other is of my brother.

I love the look of surfaces that are layered with Graffiti. I imagine I'm probably going to experiment with this style more often in the future.

Two recent portraits

Here are two recent portraits I made that were featured in Sherwood Art Week. The first is of Tracy - late one Saturday evening in Antalya Kebab house in town.

The second is of our friend Jude wearing an amazing coat.