Rory and I in conversation about the creation of his album artwork.
I have started playing with double portraits using glass as a way to layer one image over another. This was inspired by looking into the double glazing on the Picadilly Line. This is my first experiment but I really want to try full body, life sized portraits. I have made a frame for this one, that's quite unusual for me.
I have started three new paintings. It took four whole days of priming and sanding to get them ready to paint. I hope it has been worth it.
As a big thank you to Julia for being involved in the portrait I decided to paint her a gift.
I have now started work on my Study is Final series. I am working on canvas, linen and paper simultaneously.
This is a commission that I have started for Pollen Street Social. It's the first time that I have tried using oil paint on paper and I feel like this way of working has great potential.
This series of photos capture the three main stages of my painting process. From the ground, to the dead colouring and finally the glazing.