Monday, 22 June 2015

Frank Underwood, watercolor and pencil, 4 x 6 inches, 2015

I love the Netflix series "House Of Cards". I didn't think it would be my cup of tea but I gave it a go and was soon hooked. So I painted Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt, watercolour and pencil, 2015, 6 x 8 inches

Gustav Klimt, detail.

Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918) was a Austrian symbolist painter mostly famous for his highly decorative paintings using gold leaf. Initially a very successful conventional painter of portraits and murals, he developed a more controversial and erotic style of painting influenced by Japanese art. I have been a huge fan of his since my teens. I adore the decorative style and the themes of life, sex and death that run through his work, so I decided to paint his portrait for the EBSQ Portrait of an Artist exhibition. 

Friday, 12 June 2015

Klimt portrait sketches....

Klimt sketches, pencil and watercolor, 2015
 This month on EBSQ the theme of the show is Portrait of the Artist. I'm still undecided on who I'm doing but today I did some sketches of Gustav Klimt, whose work I have loved since I was a teenager. Other possible subjects I'm considering are Andy Warhol and Joni Mitchell. Maybe Frida Kahlo but I've done her before...

Thursday, 11 June 2015


Nan, 8 x 11 inches, watercolour, 2015.

A portrait of Jamie Brewer as Nan in American Horror Story:Coven.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Myrtle Snow

Myrtle Snow, watercolor and pencil, 8 x 11 inches, 2015

A portrait of Frances Conroy as Myrtle Snow in American Horror Story|: Coven, Belenciaga!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Fiona Goode

Fiona Goode, 8 x 11 inches, watercolour and pencil, 2015

A portrait of the amazing Jessica Lange as Fiona Goode in American Horror Story: Coven.