Friday, 14 December 2012

Green Chili

Medium Acrylics on paper
Size 12" x 8"
Date completed December 2012
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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Twitter art exhibit - redux

i filled the borders in, i think it looks better this way :D

Twitter Art Exhibition 2012/13

7"x4", acrylics on paper.  

I'm unsure if i should trim the edges of this painting or not, mixed responses on Facebook 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Coffee time

Acrylics on paper

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sunset tree

Please look at large version


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Watercolour 1/2 nude

Beach nude

Medium  Acrylic
Size  A4
Date completed  19/11/12
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Monday, 12 November 2012

Nude male

Medium Acrylics
Size A4
Date completed 12th November 2012
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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Friday, 2 November 2012

Monkey for Lisa

A monkey made for my neighbour :D  Animal print to match her bedroom.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Pear on towel

Medium Acrylic
Size A3
Date completed 23/10/2012
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Original still life painting, painted on paper with Acrylic paints (A3) (Prints) (Original)

Clown hair

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Xeno monkey and facehugger

Posted out -  the first of a new breed - xenomonkey and facehugger! :D 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Xenomorph Monkey

I've been working on a Sock Monkey based on the alien from Aliens.  This is the 3rd prototype :)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Three plums

New still life painting of three plumbs..!

Chocolate with sprinkles tutorial

I have just finished writing a tutorial for for tomrrow on how to make chocolate text covered with sprinkles :D

Check back here and i'll update when published :D

Friday, 21 September 2012

Self portrait - Day 3

I think the colours are starting to blend nicely, the photo doesnt really do it justice :( the nose isn't right

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

"Weird Al" Yankovic Wednesday - The Biggest Ball Of Twice in Minnesota

"Weird Al" Yankovic – The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota

This is such a great song, lets open a jar of pickled wieners and have a listen :D   - if you have spotify give it a listen :D

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Self portrait Day 1

The camera didn't really pick up the colours very well.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

2 parts of a centipede

Working on another sock monkey centipede :D  2 done - 1 to go! :D

Saturday, 15 September 2012

New buttons!!

For red and green eyes ! :D 

Friday, 7 September 2012

Holiday snaps

A few weeks ago we went away on holiday, i took a few nice snaps :D

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Portsmouth Central Library Show

A few days ago - while i was on holiday i received an e-mail from a lady at the Portsmouth Central Library about putting on a gallery show of my work there in January 2013, pretty scary stuff!  I've got to look at the in's and out's of it all and probably do some more work for it, I have a few blank canvases and some paper so I should be okay :)

The lady who emailed me said she liked my portrait work, so I may do some more of them :D  Examples of my work can be found at :D

Friday, 17 August 2012

Off on an adventure!

These two little guys are going on an adventure today :D

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Friday, 10 August 2012

Disastrous Dockyard Day (DDD)

On Wednesday we went to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, we have a ticket that gives us a year long pass to the events and attractions.  This particular Wednesday they had an arts and crafts session that lasted from 2-4pm.  We took the kids there and left to look around the Dockyard / enjoy some child free time.  We went back at 3.45 to find the room closed and no sign of the kids...

We went into the museum next door as we know they have a kids area inside for very young children, we thought maybe they had gone in there for some reason.  Two guards stopped us from entering the museum and demanded to see our ticket, we explained that our kids were missing and we were trying to find them. I found the ticket in my bag and one of the guards knocked on the adjoining door to the crafts area.
A woman came out and the guard explained we were looking for our children, the lady said "What the boy and girl?!" we replied yes and she went on to explain that the session ended and they told them to leave, she went on to say that parents shouldn't leave their children unsupervised.  Well this wasn't explained to us before hand, granted we know its not a baby sitting service but its a arts and craft session for children aged 4-12, our kids are 10 and 6 so i don't think they need us to sit with them.  We also found out the session seemed to have ended not at 4  as advertised but 3/4's of an hour earlier at 3:15.

So we are left then not knowing where the hell our kids are - they've been let out to walk around the dockyard by themselves, yes leaving them in a adult supervised art session without parental supervision is one thing but being told to leave and allowed to walk around the dockyard by themselves where there are countless places they could have gone is something else.  Now Darcie has Autism and will take any opportunity to slip into the role of the "Adult", she was already convinced we were going to the cinema while they were in there. So our first fear was that she had marched her and Harvey down to Gun Wharf to find us.  There are a couple of roads and a bus and train station between the Dockyard and Gun Wharf, so any number of things could have happened between them leaving the Dockyard and getting to Gun Wharf, she has no road sense and her sense of danger is different to other people - see a fly or cat and she will run screaming walk out in front of a car and she wont think anything will happen.

We then went looking around for them! Outside the museum are two benched, most normal people would just wait there but not Darcie. We walked down towards the gate where two armed policemen stand and out from one of the side bits Darcie and Harvey walk smiling away.  Thankfully they hadn't gone to far, but it was far enough.  She didn't seem to understand what she had done was wrong, but that doesn't surprise me :D

The lesson learned there is don't try and have a break it will only backfire on you!!