Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Monday, 2 November 2015
|Frida De Los Muertos, watercolor and watercolor pencil, 22 x 29 cm, 2015|
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
|Alfie, 8 x 10 inches, graphite pencil.|
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
|Detail from Adam's Apple, watercolor, 2015.|
If you're not aware already, and males in various states of undress are your sort of thing, I have another blog where I post my drawings and paintings of such subject matter - Mark's Male Art.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
I created this Toyah "wallpaper" by creating four individual portraits in watercolor and pencil, scanning them into the computer and using Photoshop to arrange them.
It's available to purchase as prints, mugs, leggings, pillows etc. from Redbubble or Society6
Monday, 3 August 2015
|Swingin' Cilla, 4 x 6 inches, watercolor and pencil, 2015|
Around the same time my paternal Grandparents lived in Denham, and I frequently stayed with them. I was outside playing one day when a lady passed with a pram. The baby in the pram threw it's glove into the street, so I retrieved it and handed it to the lady, who smiled. My Nan must have been watching as when I went back in she told the lady with the pram was Cilla Black,
It wasn't until the 1990's that I really paid attention to Cilla's music. Throughout the 80's and my adolescence she had been a fixture on TV with Surprise Surprise and Blind Date and I was ambivalent about her. I was working in a music shop in the early 90's when a compilation of Cilla's hits was released (I think it was the first time her music had been released on CD). I was hooked! I would play it in the shop - on one occasion Elvis Costello was in the shop at the time and examined the CD case in the "What's Playing Now" box with a wry smile. It's a love affair that's lasted until now. Cilla was the most successful of the 60's girl singers (Dusty, Lulu, Sandie etc) but the least well remembered, mainly because she never really went away but became a staple of "light entertainment" and that rather tainted her musical legacy. Of course, there is also the voice - distinctive but divisive. Cilla always said she hoped to be remembered as a singer rather than a TV presenter. I hope she is too.
Cilla Black - 1943 - 2015
Friday, 31 July 2015
|Bianca Del Rio, watercolor and pencil, 2015|
|Sharon Needles, watercolor and pencil, 2015|
I'm a big fan of Rupaul's Drag Race so I painted these portraits of two of my favourite contestants.
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, 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 sketches, pencil and watercolor, 2015|
Thursday, 11 June 2015
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Monday, 9 March 2015
|Carol, 8 x 11 inches, watercolor, 2014|
|Daryl, 8 x 11 inches, watercolor, 2015|
|Michonne, 8 x 11 inches, watercolor, 2014|
|Rick, 8 x 11 inches, watercolor, 2014.|
A series of watercolor portraits I painted of characters from the Walking Dead TV series. Prints available from my Etsy store.
Friday, 27 February 2015
|Hannibal, watercolor and pencil, 4 x 6 inches, 2015|
|Will Graham, watercolor and pencil, 4 x 6 inches, 2015|
Prints available here:https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MarkSatchwillArt?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Contact me if interested in the original paintings.