Here is my latest in my new series of fairy tale portraits. This 5″x7″ original painting will be up for sale in the next few weeks, so stay tuned for updates!
I haven’t updated this blog in a little while, but I’ll post a couple more updates with all of the exciting news and progress shots that I’ve accumulated. I’ve been working on a time consuming commission this past month, but I’ve started doing little paintings in my spare time. This is going to be a series of original paintings that illustrate fairy tales and myths, the paintings will be up for sale in a couple of weeks. This guy is “Little Jack Frost” and will act as my holiday card.
My lastest illustration. Even though it was started before I went to England and Ireland, a lot of the outcome was inspired by what I saw on my trip. I loved the countryside of Ireland, the rugged boggy landscape interspersed with green fields and trees climbing with ivy. And in England I spent everyday in museums, staring in awe at masterpiece after masterpiece learning a lot. I’ll have more to show soon!
So here’s the goliath painting I’ve been working on for a while now. I recently read A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (which I’m sure everyone knows is amazing), and I found it absolutely inspiring. I’m a fan of the show, but one chapter that was omitted/changed was Bran Stark’s dream. In the book it was described beautifully, and I wanted to try my hand at painting quite an abstract scene. Hardcore book fans will spot everything I left out, I just wanted to capture the essence of the dream.
Watercolour and gouache, touched up in Photoshop.
(Contact me if you want a print, its around 15″x27″)
This one is based on the folk song “Bonnie House of Airlie” (I only know the Kate Rusby version). This was done this afternoon in about 2 hours. It started out as a sketch and just kind of evolved into something a bit fantastical. Can you tell I’m in love with this colour palette?
Isn’t it funny how you can slave over a piece for days and it turns out terribly… then you doodle for a couple of hours and come out with something you adore?