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Show time!

Posted in exorably on April 8th, 2016 by Graham – 1 Comment

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Rather chuffed that all six works I submitted for this show have been accepted.  Here’s what will be in London – hopefully see you there on 26th April!

Waiting for the torch.  Oils. 30 x 40 cm.

Waiting for the torch.
Oils. 30 x 40 cm.

Fallujah – 2005.  Oils. 40 x 50 cm.

Fallujah – 2005.
Oils. 40 x 50 cm.

Kitzsteinhorn, last light.  Oils. 8 x 10.

Kitzsteinhorn, last light.
Oils. 8 x 10.

Ark Royal.  Oils. 40 x 50 cm.

Ark Royal.
Oils. 40 x 50 cm.

Sky #2 - Clouds over Sardinia.  Oils. 40 x 50 cm.

Sky #2 – Clouds over Sardinia.
Oils. 40 x 50 cm.

Hazy day on University Drive. Oils. 70 x 25 cm.

Hazy day on University Drive.
Oils. 70 x 25 cm.

Freeze-thaw

Posted in exorably on January 17th, 2016 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm.

Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm.

Yesterday’s developments.  I have got to improve my photography!  Just got a white balance / colour checker card, so need to figure out how to use that.  Another little ‘to do’ for in my copious spare time…

Cheesy hammy eggy

Posted in exorably on May 25th, 2015 by Graham – Be the first to comment
To boldly go – work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 24 x 10.

To boldly go – work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 24 x 10.

Approaching the nerve-wracking ‘almost finished, hope I don’t foul it up now’ stage. A couple of figures to add in front of the glazed section of the hangar, to give a sense of scale, and that will probably be it.

Scapa Flow to Rotherhithe

Posted in exorably on April 14th, 2015 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 40 x 50 cm.

Untitled work in progress. Oil on canvas panel. 40 x 50 cm.

Getting much closer to being finished now. This is where the risk of fouling everything up begins to rise very fast. Have to know when to stop. One thing I don’t like, and am tempted to change, is the upper floors of the buildings to the right; I’ve already reworked them a couple of times and just can’t seem to…  aagh!

Pills and soap

Posted in exorably on November 22nd, 2014 by Graham – Be the first to comment
A foreign field. Oil on canvas panel. 40 x 50 cm.

A foreign field. Oil on canvas panel. 40 x 50 cm.

Cherubs two

Posted in exorably on August 30th, 2014 by Graham – Be the first to comment
Winter at Bear Run. Oil on canvas panel. 20 x 16.

Winter at Bear Run. Oil on canvas panel. 20 x 16.

Finished, I think. Perhaps a few tiny adjustments in the cold (and probably wet – I do live in Belgium after all) light of day tomorrow. I should take a better photo too. I doubt you can tell from this but the highlights on the snow were painted in titanium white and cadmium yellow, as per the advice of some far better painters than me. I thought that might look strange – you’d expect pure white to work best – but it seemed to hit the right note.

HMS Ark Royal

Posted in exorably on June 3rd, 2014 by Graham – Be the first to comment
HMS Ark Royal. Oil on linen panel. 20 x 16.

HMS Ark Royal. Oil on linen panel. 20 x 16.

Got this one underway (har har) at the weekend. The first warship I served in. This is from a photo of her carrying out high speed trials in the western Atlantic, 1992.