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Abigail

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A4) (Unframed) I have painted all three grandchildren. I painted Abigail. nine years old at time of writing, when she was three. The painting hangs on the wall in my daughter’s home, and it was … Read More

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Abigail in fancy dress

I took just over one hour to paint this picture of my granddaughter. In my quest to adopt a more free painting style I decided to attack it quickly and use only a medium bristle brush on this A3 format. … Read More

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Charlotte (Lottie)

This is my Great Niece, Charlotte, known in the family as ‘Lottie’. I prefer Charlotte.

This is the first of my two Great Nieces, so as it stands, I still have one more to paint.

I really struggled with this composition, and almost threw it away. The photo that I used, I lifted from a Social Media site, and when I printed it off all the tones reversed, so it was akin to a colour negative. Reds were pinks and oranges, balcks were white and vice versa. I managed to print off a smaller version where the colours were accurate, or at least more so, and I used that as reference, but it was very problematic when it came to painting the detail.

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Christine - female portrait in acrylic
Christine

As has oft’ times been said by me, I am not a portrait painter. I occasionally do them as a request, but this one I did just because I felt like it. This is Christine; without question, my closest and … Read More

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Christine by the Window Acrylic Painting by Frank Callaghan
Christine by window

Acrylic on Acrylic Board. (Circa A3) (Unframed) This is the second painting of this model, the first being a portrait. This was taken from a sketch done all of 10 years ago, or longer. I was keen to get an … Read More

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Claire Elliott

Oil on Canvas (36cm x 46cm) Unframed. I met Claire some long time ago in Salisbury. She is a beautiful woman, quite unlike anybody I have met before. She longs to be a singer and has a very fine voice, … Read More

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Elaine Pearson in Poppy Field
Elaine Pearson in Poppy Field

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (approx 8.5inches x 10 inches) (Unframed). The study for this was undertaken about 15 years ago, maybe longer, and I came upon it whilst clearing out old material. I thought that it might make a pleasant, … Read More

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Elderly Gentleman in Haunch of Venison, Salisbury

Elderly Gentleman in Haunch of Venison, Salisbury is an Acrylic on Acrylic Board (40.2cm x 29.2cm) (Unframed) I was spending a day in Salisbury, collecting material for painting, and called into the old pub named the Haunch of Venison. For … Read More

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Ellis

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A3) (Unframed) I have now painted all three grandchildren.So now I have moved on to other family members. This is my Great Nephew, Ells, who lives with his mum and dad, Hannah and Daniel, in … Read More

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Grandson Georgie, aged 7

Grandson Georgie, aged 7 Acrylic on Board  (A3) (Unframed) i have already painted both my granddaughters, and it felt only correct that I make an attempt to paint a portrait of George. He has proved by far the most difficult … Read More

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Hazel 2
Hazel

Hazel is the most beautiful model. I have again had to work from photographs which is a huge pity, as a life sitting would reveal much more potential for composition and for capturing character. She would make a wonderful study … Read More

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Hazel Manuel nude portrait
Hazel Manuel

Hazel Manuel is a beautiful model. Oil on canvas (46cm x 36 cm) Unframed. I am not convinced by this pose or setting, it’s a reference she sent me. I would prefer something more subtle and suited to her natural … Read More

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Hazel portrait female in oil
Hazel Portrait

I originally painted this person about three or so years ago. The picture is still on the website. She was wearing a see-through blouse and was seated on a blue settee in my home. Since then I had pretty much … Read More

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Hazel Watercolour
Hazel. Water Colour

I have decided to try to come to terms with water colour. I used to sketch and paint in this medium regularly, supplementing it with quite a lot of pen work. It’s been so long since I tried this, and … Read More

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Herself and Abigail

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A3) (Unframed) I have now painted all three grandchildren, and Abigail twice. I have painted my daughter Claire, their mother, and so I thought it was now time that I added one of my good … Read More

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Janice

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Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A4) (Unframed)

As I wrote before, on VE Day, despite the need for social distancing, as it was a gloriously warm day, a few of us (neighbours) gathered on our front lawns and shared a VE Day afternoon tea, Various cakes were made, and sandwiches, and we sat, spaced apart, and taking turns to go to the table and collect the refreshments.

Amongst us was Janice,  my immediate neighbour, and Janice is a great organiser. It was she who was responsible for much of the baking, and certainly for arranging for us to meet as we do quite often, on the front lawn.

I doodled as we sat, took some snaps on the trust iPhone, and later produced some acrylic A4 sketches. This is another one of them.

Janice.

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Jenny

I have now painted all three grandchildren, and Abigail twice. I have painted my daughter Claire, their mother, and so I thought it was now time that I added my good lady to the family gallery.

This was taken from a snap when we were walking along Lepe Beach, not far from where we live, on a rather chilly, blustery late winter’s day. You can assess the weather by the way the hair is blown about and tousled, and by the presence of a warm anorak.

I have painted Jenny twice before, but a vey long time ago, once when she was showering, leaning against the tiles under a jet of hot water, and attending to her feet. Not particularly romantic, but I liked the composition, and once when we were in Venice. Jenny was sitting in reduced light, late at night, on the edge of the bed.

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Jo at Bridges of Lymington

Jo at Bridges of Lymington Acrylic on Board  (A3) (Unframed)   Bridges is the Lymington Cafe I most often frequent. There are others, but Bridges is the place I usually retreat to when I need a bit of solace, good … Read More

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Kate and Her Baritone:

Acrylic on Acrylic board (Circa A3) (Unframed) I saw Kate perform in a pub called ‘The Pheasant’, in Salisbury, I think in June 2017. I had gone there for a meal and she was billed to appear during the evening. … Read More

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Libby, Youngest Granddaughter

Libby, Youngest granddaughter Acrylic on Board  (A3) (Unframed) When my eldest grandchild, Abigail was about three years old, I painted an A3 acrylic of her, when she was at an activity group that we used to take her to. She … Read More

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Lymington Salt Marsh

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A4) (Unframed)

This was an experiment. I decided to approach this small A4 oil sketch in a different way. I applied underpainting straight to the primed board without any marking out, and then drafted an approximate image over the under painting.

After that I painted this intentionally quickly, using only small and medium sized bristle brushes.

I began to get somewhere near t the effect that I was seeking, but not quite.

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Mandy Green in Black Top
Mandy Green in Black Top

Acrylic on Board (40.4cm x 29.2cm) (Unframed) As always this model sits placidly and hides her thoughts. Motionless and quiet she sits and smiles in her Mona Lisa like way, keeping her emotions well hidden and her thoughts to herelf. … Read More

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Mandy Green with no shoes

Acrylic on Acrylic board (Circa A3) (Unframed) As has been said before, Mandy is one of my favourite models to paint. She is timeless and always looks serene. I was happy with the way, on this composition the legs showed … Read More

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Mandy Green, nude, reading

Oil on Canvas (50.8cm x 75.5cm) (Unframed). I have been looking at paintings by Paul Hedley and Jack Morrocco,and trying to take something from them and incorprate it into my figure painting. I sense I have a long way to … Read More

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Mandy Green, seated on bed
Mandy Green, seated on bed

Acrylic on Board (30.3cm x 40.7cm) (Unframed) I continue to be fascinated by this model. She is serenely beautiful and always sits with a comfortabe smile. She says very little and is comfortable with being painted, but never wants to … Read More

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Mandy Green Water colour 2
Mandy Green, water colour

I have decided to try to come to terms with water colour. I used to sketch and paint in this medium regularly. It’s been so long since I tried this. Not sure how well it works. I have used an … Read More

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Mandy Green, Watercolour

I have decided to try to come to terms with watercolour. I used to sketch and paint in this medium regularly. It’s been so long since I tried this. Not sure how well it works. I have used an old … Read More

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Mandy Green: Thoughtful
Mandy Green: Thoughtful

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (Circa A3) (Unframed) Mandy is my favourite model. As she ages she keeps her poise and her youthfulness, and she maintains a grace not readily revealed in this pose. She usually portrays a smiling countenance, but … Read More

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Marisa Timson: Mujer espanola hermusa

Acrylic on board (39.7cm x 40.4cm) (Unframed) This is Marisa Timson,a very beautiful Spanish woman. She has an amazing smile. I was always told by my art tutor, if ever you paint a portrait, never paint teeth. I could not … Read More

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Old Folks Church Christmas Party

Acrylic on Acrylic board (Circa A3) (Unframed)   I was persuaded to attend a Church old folks club, to give a talk and answer questions about my work and my modus operandi. I was happy to do this, but at … Read More

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Paula (Stephens) Griffin circa 1983
Paula (Stephens) Griffin circa 1983

Oil on Board (Unframed) I painted this in about 1984, and it shows in the style and application. Raw and naive!! I lost the painting, and despite searches, could’t find it. It turned up in a friend’s house as she … Read More

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Paula Griffin female portrait
Paula Griffin

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (Circa A3) (Unframed).  I have painted Paula before, I think probably 4 times. I like to paint her. She is a pleasing model to paint. As a life model she has beautifully shaped breasts, quite small … Read More

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Paula Griffin (Stevens) looking ahead
Paula Griffin (Stevens) looking ahead

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (slightly less than A3) (Unframed) I have ventured into a slightly different brushwork technique with this study. I am pleased with how it’s worked. I like this pose and the model’s expression, and I feel that … Read More

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Paula Griffin (Stevens) looking right
Paula Griffin (Stevens) looking right

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A3) (Unframed) I continue to enjoy painting this model. The slightly more heavy feeling of the body and the characterful face makes it always pleasing to paint her. In this pose she looks distant which … Read More

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Paula Griffin (Stevens) seated on floor

Acrylic on Acrylic board (Circa A3) (Unframed) Paula is a person whom I love to paint. Her body is mature and has soft sculptural form. Small breasts, that when she is seated, rest on her stomach. She always has a … Read More

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Paula Griffin (Stevens) with Necklace
Paula Griffin (Stevens) with Necklace

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (Circa A3) (Unframed) This was something of a ‘quickie’. I liked the concentration of the figure, and the effect of the light to one side, casting much of the figure into shade. I enjoy painting this … Read More

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Paula Griffin Watching

A3 (Acrylic on Acrylic Board) (Unframed) I am drawn to the mature figure. There is something about it that is more painterly and sculptural than the young model. A few years ago I did a few figure paintings of myself … Read More

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Paula Griffin the secretary
Paula Griffin: the Secretary

I worked this commission from a photograph. I was keen to get a strong contrasts of light and shade in this composition, and I feel that I have at least captured the likeness of the sitter well in this painting. … Read More

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Shizzy

On VE Day, despite the need for social distancing, as it was a gloriously warm day, a few of us (neighbours) gathered on our front lawns and shared a VE Day afternoon tea, Various cakes were made, and sandwiches, and we sat, spaced apart, and taking turns to go to the table and collect the refreshments.

Amongst us was Shizzy, the Chinese lodger of my immediate neighbour, and Shizzy had cooked some delightful Chinese cakes. They were, I can vouch, absolutely delicious.

I doodled as we sat, took some snaps on the trust iPhone, and later produced some acrylic A4 sketches. This is one of them.

Shizzy!

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Shizzy at her front door

Acrylic on Acrylic Board (circa A4) (Unframed)

As I wrote earlier Shizzy is a delightful Chinese teacher who for almost two years has lodged next door. A few weeks ago I painted her portrait as an acrylic sketch, and as a result of that she has asked me to paint a commission piece for her.

As a memento to take back to China she wanted a painting of the front of the house, with her in the doorway. She very much wanted it with the summer roses in bloom.

She gave me two photographs, one winter view with her standing in the doorway, and a summer view with summer foliage, but without her.

I used photoshop to merge the images, and from the resulting image drafted the painting.

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