Author: Leo

Change – Beginnings and Endings

At the threshold, on the eve of, when life morphs into something else, do you stand and hesitate or do you dive headlong in, or will life push you?

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On the Turps

On the Turps

A rant about the does and don’ts of what media to mix and not mix with your oil paint.

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No Rest for the Wicked

With the last painting only just finished and barely dry, I’ve started two more straight away.

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A New Home

This painting has just found a new home with one of my biggest collectors.

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Taking Things in Hand

Many people talk with their hands, adding extra emphasis to their verbal communication.

Posted in: Artwork, Figurative, Painting, Painting

Work in Progress 2017-03-02

Work in Progress

New beginnings… work in progress, finally starting a larger work again.

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Dreams and Dedication are a Powerful Combination.

Hopes and dreams, do we live them, can we live them? When results are not forthcoming, then what?

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The Beauty of Simplicity

The beauty and freedom of simplicity, how sometimes, less is more.

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Look Up

Look up! There is often something to wonder at.

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Landscape 2017-01-07

While I am working on the compositions for new figurative works, I did this landscape.

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Framed Ready to Go

Here she is, all framed up and ready to go. Dali had said, “A painting is finished when it is sold and paid for.” A framed artwork is very close to that for me.

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That was 2016… Happy 2017!

That was 2016

So that was 2016…
Happy New Year 2017 every one!!!

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Work in Progress #2 December 2016

Work in Progress #2 December 2016

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Work in Progress December 2016

Work in Progress December 2016

Work in Progress December 2016

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Centre of it All Framed

Centre of it All Framed

I have really come to enjoy framing my artwork.

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Joy is Framing Your Artwork

"Embrace" framed

I can finish a painting, but it certainly looks complete in a nice new frame.

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Art or Porn?

(Photo Credit: "Michelangelo's David, 1501-1504, Galleria dell'Accademia (Florence)" Jörg Bittner Unna - Own work, CC BY 3.0)

Art or porn? Many media networks and social media networks seem to have a hard time deciding, because they are pandering to a culturally conservative, or more tersely put, stunted, segment of society.

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September Work in Progress

September Work in Progress

This painting is a preliminary for a larger version.

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Creative Neighbours

Happy Studio Time

I work in a creative neighbourhood. My neighbours are playing Turkish instruments while I paint.

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Oil Sketch… Work In Progress…

Oil Sketch... Work In Progress...

Oil Sketch… Work In Progress…

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