Another of Jack, I take him fishing down to the river Tyne at corbridge, he uses the fishing as a excuse to paddle in the water, on this day he had caught no minnows and had just fallen in to a puddle so was quite down about all this.
All of my sons have at some point had a pet , whether it be a parrot or gold fish kids love animals, my son Christopher once had a hamster called Lenny , he named it himself , I always thought it was a great name for a Hamster, may make a interesting painting !This is another painting of Jack with our dog Charlie.
This oil painting was taken from a photo i took of Jack running through the woods at the back of our house, sometimes he runs the whole distance of our walk, not stopping at all, some of it is up hill , all through the woods and he really does not stop , our walk must be two sometimes three miles.
At other times i have to carry him all the way but i dont mind ,after standing still painting all day, its a good work out.
I often wonder, when out walking with him, how far a three year old could walk in one go, i am starting to think its further than his dad can !.
Colin is not a smoker by the way "unlike me", I have just painted another large version of this today but will wait until it is dry to add the waft of smoke .
I had no intention to give up smoking on this day, "the 8th" this note is added one week later "the 15th", I have not had a cigarette since painting this waft of smoke ! I have been smoking for 27 years !
Note : Still not had a cigarette 17/8/2009
Note : Still not had one 16/9/ 2009 Note : Still off them 23/1/2010 Note : Still not a single one 23/3/2010 Note : Not on your Nelly 8/9/2010
I like painting these scenes viewed from above, I may do a large painting of this one in a week or two. Its a whole different ball game when your painting on a large scale, a lot of self confidence is required as you are on top of the painting and need to be painting from 20ft away to view it properly.
A good tip here is to paint with a large mirror behind you "as I always do" then you not only get the distance but see the piece in reverse which helps " Big Time"
Just using the title Quick March for now as I aint got the time to sit and think of one at the moment, not that I am busy selling hundreds of paintings ! just busy painting and trying to settle on a theme, thinking of paintings ahead !!
This is a painting of my good friend Colin,I first painted Colin many years ago, When I took a break from painting for a while I worked with him as a Landscaper, a very hard working man and he is the nicest bloke you could meet.
My paintings are completed using oil on board, linen or cotton canvas,i have been painting for a living for 30 years. I paint simple observations of people and city street scenes, my intension is simply to paint on and enjoy, I have exhibited throughout the UK and in the USA . This blog will be updated with new work and Exhibition information every now and again. Thanks for stopping by.