Sunday, August 26, 2012


This is my colleague Martin, who graciously offered to be a model. Here, I'm trying to mimic classical oil painting methods, with acrylics, and this involves a whole lot of nifty work with the water spray, but may eventually be a useful method for painting.

Acrylics, approx. 46 x 61 cm.

Below is an early version, after fixing the pencil drawing, and laying in the underpainting with some mystery dark color.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


This portrait is supposed to show another colleague; as fine a picture as I can make, but unfortunately it doesn't much look like her. Which is a shame.

Approx. 46 x 61 cm Acrylics

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


This is a dear colleague who started working at the Org. the same day as I did, back in 2000.

Not one of my best efforts, unfortunately, much as I would like to do this one well. It seemed that any stroke I added just made the picture worse, so it was best to stop.

A 'work-in-progress' photo of this painting, showing my primitive work methods.

Finally, here's another one of the same subject, which I did for my own entertainment. This might be her reaction, seeing the first painting...

Both paintings in acrylic, 50 x 60 cm on cotton canvas

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Another quick portrait of my colleague Sanya. This is acrylics on 50 x 60 cm canvas

For fun, I also took a picture of the painting sometime during the process.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Here's a quick painting of my colleague Courtney, who agreed to being photographed and painted. This is approx. 60 x 60 cm. in acrylics.

This is nearly finished, I'm not quite happy with this as is, but nearly. Below, I also put a photo of the earlier stages, fur fun.

(This is the second attempt; the first one is underneath, painted over. Some day, someone will uncover it using Xray technology..)

And this is the draft (if it isn't clear from the painting itself)