Tuesday, 31 January 2012


This painting was inspired by the relationship between man and horse, which is a subject which I have found intriguing  for along time. Also when I made this painting I was very much inspired by the painter Daniel Richter whose style I have explored. His painting is called Travelfast

Riders. 2009. Painted using wax resist, acrylic paint, pencil

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Warhorse Article Download

Work on the painting is progressing very well - I now only have 3 rows on poetry to add until the painting is complete! Then I will be adding a special UV varnish over the surface to protect the artwork and help preserve it. It is removable varnish from Windsor and Newton that comes in matt or gloss. After experimenting I found gloss adds depth and creates a much more satisfying finish. I now expect to completely finish work in February. Hooray!

A photograph of the painting 'Warhorse'.

I have now written a short article about the painting which can be downloaded from my new website.

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Goodbye Old Man by Fortunino Mantania was commisioned in 1916 by the Blue Cross to raise money

Thursday, 5 January 2012