Wednesday 28 September 2016

New painting

I have recently completed this acrylic painting

I have called it  'Magister'

Until next time


Wednesday 21 September 2016

Bad Driver

I painted this a good few years ago, but I still quite like the image.

It was inspired by some drawings I made of a Rolls Royce ( I think its a Phantom)  in a museum. I have always liked the style of  this  particular car.

The title is due to the skeletal driver signalling the wrong way.

Until next time


Wednesday 14 September 2016

One For All

This  acrylic is the second version of this painting. The first version was ink on paper and was sold many years ago.

I   have read Alexandre Dumas stories of the three musketeers many times and have enjoyed many films and series based ( to varying degrees to be sure) on the books .

I was also once a member of the Sealed Knot and, hence, had made Seventeenth Century suits.

However, as I wished to maintain the young lady’s  silhouette as much as possible, I decided to shorten her doublet and tighten her britches...

Until next time


Wednesday 7 September 2016

King Guy

Both Teddy and I used to be members of a medieval re-enactment society called The Far Isles.

The society did not do public display, but operated purely for the amusement of its members.

Members could choose to portray characters from anywhere in the world between the years 500 and 1603, as long as they were not actual historical people.

It had started as a principality, which  become elected  after the retirement of the first princess. It then became a kingdom with an elected monarch, with a fixed term reign.  Serving Kings could be re-elected twice.

 Teddy  was the first king and served  for eleven  years.

This painting is a portrait of Teddy as Guy King of the Far Isles and was my entry in the competition for the post of Court Painter

I used the famous portrait of Richard III as my inspiration and dressed King Guy accordingly.
In the background of Richard’s portrait is the abbreviated Latin : Richard Rex Ang—Richard king of Englnad. So I did the same thing for Guy Rex Insulae Ultimae- Guy , king of the Far Isles.

It is a little unfortunate that the abbreviated form reads: Guy  Ins  Ult...

No one seemed to mind, however, and my character got the job..

Until next time