5 x 7 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2009.
This was a portrait commission. The client wanted something romantic and suggested something reminiscent of J.W. Waterhouse, as we are both fans of his work.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
4 x 6 inches, watercolour, gouache and gold ink, 2008.
I was commissioned to paint this a few months ago. It's a reconstruction based on images of a skull that is possibly hers and portraits of her relatives, as no actual portraits of her survive. It was commissioned as an illustration for a book about her and her role in history by John Ashdown Hill, "Eleanor, The Secret Queen: The Woman Who Put Richard III On The Throne". The painting is reproduced on the back of the book jacket and on the illustration pages inside and is available now.
A few months ago I painted a faerie portrait, "Lady Lune", inspired by a character on Marie Brennan's novel "Midnight Never Come". Marie contacted me after seeing the painting and asked if it was still available, which it was, and purchased it. I highly recommend the novel and I'm looking forward to the sequel, "In Ashes Lie", which is published soon! Do check out the links and read the books!
Thursday, April 09, 2009
8 x 12 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2009.
This was a commissioned painting of a fantasy male faerie. The client was quite particular about his look and it was fun to bring his vision to "life".