Tag: daily painting

  • Loosening Up

    Loosening Up

    From time to time it’s helpful to use larger brushes than usual and really keep things nice and loose.

  • Paddling 2

    Paddling 2

    A follow-up to my recent painting, Paddling.

  • Capoeiristas


    A scene from a holiday in Fuzeta, Portugal, where we came across a group of people practicing Capoeira at the water’s edge.

  • Foraging


    I really enjoyed painting my previous ape study – Snack Time – so I tracked down another great reference photo for this full body pose.

  • Cat Nap

    Cat Nap

    Lions have always fascinated me. They look so peaceful most of the time, just lying around in the sun. You feel like you could just go up to them and stroke them like a cat…

  • Feed the Birds

    Feed the Birds

    My first attempt at this one was not the best, so I scraped it off. I’m learning to be less disappointed by these false starts as I know they are all part of the journey…

  • Sunset at Frognerseteren

    Sunset at Frognerseteren

    I recently spent a few nights in Olso, attending WordCamp Norway. The day after the conference, a big group of us took the train up the mountain to Frognerseteren, to go sledging…

  • Snack Time

    Snack Time

    Sitting under the watchful gaze of paintings of great apes inspired me to create this small painting of an orangutan enjoying a mid-afternoon snack.

  • The Distant Falcon

    The Distant Falcon

    The “Distant Falcon”, is the same windmill – De Valk – as in my previous Leiden painting.

  • The Falcon

    The Falcon

    I visited the city of Leiden in the Netherlands in the autumn of 2013, and on arriving, I looked out of my hotel room window, and the first thing I saw was this tall windmill poking out above the trees…

  • Giraffe


    I love giraffes. They’re so gangly and yet graceful at the same time. On a visit to South Africa in 2013, we stayed in a reserve where giraffes and zebras walked freely among the guest lodges…