Monday, 14 January 2008

A curious situation comedy....

This painting illustrates a rhyme about a girl who ate oranges, and a boy who ate too many eggs.

Oil on board 30 x 40 cm

A page from my sketchbook

Figure study
Pencil on paper. 21 x 30 cm

Friday, 11 January 2008

Gone yachting

Another illustration from Spelling Magic.

Oil on canvas 40x60cm

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

The mice in the cracked egg

This illustration was done to illustrate a rhyme about mice living in a cracked egg. I got my hands sticky investigating exactly what a cracked egg with yoke spilling out looks like and did a lot of pencil studies before feeling I had got it just right.

As always Bertie the Rabbit makes an appearance - this time as either a chicken-thief, or a chicken-rescuer!

Oil on board, 60x40cm


This is a vignette illustration from the Spelling Magic series. I painted this oil on board. I wanted a pure white background so that it would just sit on the whiteness of the page, however, I found that no matter how much white paint I put on I still had to go into photoshop and cut it out to get the background to be pure white. A labour of love.

Oil on board, 30x50cm

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Happy New Year!

See the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare.
Before they spring into being

I announce them to you.
Isaiah 42:9

I'm looking back on all the good things God has done for me in 2007 and also looking forward to the new things He will do in 2008. For me it's a time of seeking God to find out what He wants for me in 2008 so that I can line myself up directly with His will and do and be all that He desires.

Here is another Spelling Magic illustration for good measure. Crocodile dinner!