Ok, this one isn't a stranger. She's the one who suggested I do this thing in the first place. She is far better at the business and self promotion side of things than me. Her name is Nikita. You might know here from the vultures drawing collaboration I did.
I still love how well acrylic seems to go on polystyrene. When I painted formby dunes, I was worried that it might do something weird, but so far so good! Here's a couple of close ups of the details:
The European eel is something of a puzzle. Humans have know about it, eaten it and studied it since Aristotle's time, but much confusion still remains surrounding the eel and it's mysterious sex life. For the longest time eels were thought to spontaneously generate from mud, mainly due to the fact that their younger forms... Continue Reading →
Formby dunes painted on a polystyrene pizza base. I felt bad throwing it out and thought I might as well try painting on it! I started with a white base coat to make the surface a uniform colour then I went in with some burnt umber to under coat the dunes and darker clouds. I... Continue Reading →
I wanted to give a slightly more stylised painting a go. I'm not going to take any credit for this idea, that goes to Angela Melkis (http://www.artifex.co.uk/product-category/paintings/angela-melkis/). I saw her work in a local gallery and my brother asked if I could do one like hers. I took it as a challenge (and as an... Continue Reading →