Leon the Cleaner

Sketch of Leon in a leather jacket on the streets of Bray kicking ass and being awesome.

40x30cm. Oil on paper.

Bray Promenade Plein Air

25x25cm approx. Oil on unstretched canvas.

Tried a new technique wherby I scrape off the paint after the first days paint and return another day to put on another layer.

Purple Head

purple head self portrait

30x40cm. Oil on canvas. Self-Portrait.

Teacher Jim

Had to really wrestle with this one. repainted it 3 times and still not happy. The source photo is too bad Im afraid.
Teacher Jim. 30x30cm. Oil on canvas.

This was Jim’s face when he found you using black paint.

Queenie

QueenieOil sketch on canvas paper. 15x25cm. 2 hrs.

Loved Ones

Commission. 30x30cm. Oil on canvas.

I declined this commission for several weeks due to the source photo being quite poor in information but I decided to take it on in the end. Pretty happy with the result all things considered.

Fruit of the Forest

amanita muscariaQuick Sketch of one of natures most beautiful mushrooms the Amanita Muscaria.

Heres a concise book on everything you need to know about it.

http://ambrosiasociety.org/files/herbofimmortality.pdf

Contrary to popular belief it is not poisonous, well, maybe it is, but its psychoactive. Careful cooking can render it edible and many cultures such as the Japanese pickle these as a delicacy. They are out in the woods at this time of year close by penny bun mushrooms. As with all mushrooms, leave well enough alone unless youre a seasoned expert.