Tuesday, February 16, 2010


This is a little painting about Robert Johnson that I completed recently. Come On In My Kitchen is one of the songs that I listen to all the time while drawing. I've probably worked on at least a couple dozen paintings while listening to his music.

Like most of my recent work, this one was also painted in gouache and ink on bristol, and is about 10" x 10" in size. And if you're interested, you can check out the pencil sketch for it below. I also did a half-size colour thumbnail for it, working out the values, which I shared with people on my twitter feed.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Pablo Picasso

This is a small painting of Pablo Picasso I did for a charity art-show and auction, to raise funds for Haiti. They asked for a head-shot of any kind and, after half an hour of wracking my brains for what to draw, I decided to ask for some suggestions via twitter. My thanks to B. Clay Moore for suggesting this. This was painted in gouache and ink on bristol and is about 7" x 9" in size.

Incidentally, Picasso's Les Damoiselles D'Avignon is one of my favourite paintings of all time. It might even be my favourite, actually.