Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Working Title "SELF PORTRAIT AS DR. MANHATTAN ON MARS (After Dave Gibbons / Watchmen)"

A painting came out of those recent drawings. This is something I had been cooking in my head for quite a while but even so I was really unsure how to finalise the design. I've just glazed the 'sky' area & I might still do so for the "gaseous clouds" when they are dry. Probably gonna glaze the 'land' area as well, to knock the brushwork back a bit.

Struggled with this one on consistency of mark-making across the entire picture plane...

Saturday, 5 January 2019

LAYLA I, 2019

Layla I, 2019
oil on canvas
120 cm diameter
private collection

Friday, 4 January 2019



Yalanchi dolma, 2008(18)
oil on canvas
60 x 50 cm

Layla1-7: Party fears two?

I was having trouble deciding whether or not to keep the balloons. 

Thankfully I have available to me graphics manipulation tools! (what a time to be alive etc..):

I think that dispute is now well and truly settled.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Layla1-4: Happy New Year!

At some point on NYE I decided I was going to finish some of the paintings I have lying around the place. So I started with LAYLA I and the first act was to completely change the composition:

Monday, 31 December 2018