Saturday, December 29, 2012


8 x 8 oil

Like most things, repetition can improve skills.  Its no different with paintings and there are some pieces that need a second look.  This is one of them.

A couple of years ago I did a painting of Tripod, called The Stalker, which sold fairly quickly.  I liked the position and lighting and came across the image while looking for other reference pieces and thought I'd try it again. 

This piece is higher key, and perhaps his attention is more to the sound of a can opener for his favourite food, tuna, now.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We are not amused...

Not all of the time at least.  After a particularly gruelling week leading up to Christmas the beginnings of a self portrait show the mood.  This study for a portrait shows a toned orange/red background that I quite like as the colours show well against it and the warmth of the tone shows through in places as well.

Here are a few progression shots. This study is on a 12 x 12" panel in oils.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

The shadow of Christmas
 I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.  ~Charles Dickens

Let this time of year renew and relax you, as you enjoy time with family and friends. 

Merry Christmas and every good wish for the new year.  Let me share one of my favourite pieces of Christmas music, In the Bleak Midwinter.  This piece was based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti written before 1872 in response to a request from the magazine Scribner's Monthly for a Christmas poem. It was published posthumously in Rossetti's Poetic Works in 1904.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Festive 50 sale

Merry Christmas!

I am clearing out the studio and will be pulling a lot of pieces from Etsy to make way for new work in 2013. On December 24, 25 and 26, 2012 I am offering a 50% discount on ALL work available in my Etsy shop, both reproductions and originals. This is a one time opportunity, then the pieces will be gone.

Enter FESTIVE50 at checkout to save 50%!

Jobson Fine Art