Friday, 22 May 2009

Autumn Smithfield Market

20" x 16" Oil on canvas. My morning walk to the studio takes me through the market. Autumn light is my favorite. So I took some pics, on the mobile.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

St Pauls

This is a small painting 10" x 12" done on mdf. I walk past this view during the cold months and took the picture with a mobil phone camera. I want to do more London subjects and get the confidence to paint plein air.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Sara in poppys.

Sara in poppys is a 20" x 28"oil painting. The work was done from a photograph I took back in 1987 in Poros Greece, on our honeymoon.

Sara and Yogi

This painting is of the wife Sara, and our dog Yogi. Walking on Pothcothan beach Cornwall. It is 20" x 28" oil.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Lift off in July.

I have had a painting accepted for the Guild of Aviation Artists anual show held at the Mall galleries. Depicting the launch of the Apollo 11 mission, Saturn 5 rocket. I have no picture of it completed.
My father has exhibited for the last 30 years. Here is a link to some of his work.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Material Girl.

I uploaded the slideshow and it doesn't give much detail . I hope this jpg shows the detail better. If not I will try a higher res detail.

Material folds. Test.

A slide show of a test done in Photoshop. I used a William Whitaker image as ref. A good lesson, although I did spend a long time on it. I saved when I remembered as I went along and have made a simple slide show. I will put up a better jpg of the finnished pic.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Taf's girl.

Oil painting done on board and finnished in 2 hours. 7" x10"(254mm x 178mm). Hope you can see the texture. For me that is what it is all about.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Painter was used for this test. I like the pastel on textured paper and blend tool. Again I used good reference.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

In the begining there was darkness, Let there be light.

My name is John. Son of Charles Thompson (aviation
artist and Ford designer, Cortina Mk 1 and others. Hope to put some of his work on here one day).
I have been looking at the artists here for a while, and have liked what I have seen.
I hope you will find my work of interest.
More work to follow as I get aquainted with the blog World.

This is a Photoshop test trying to create skin texture with multiple layers.