Constant bearing

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

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

Re-worked the sky and valley floor today. Will tackle the distant mountains next, although they don’t need too much doing to them. Still struggling to get good photographs of my paintings, I think I need to invest in a colour checker card for one thing. Couple of notes to self for stuff to correct in this picture:  the right hand needs to be a bit larger and moved closer to the rifle; figure should be wider to the left… there will be more no doubt.

Red shift

Fallujah – 20. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm.

Fallujah – 2005. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm.

US special forces in Tal Afar, Iraq, during ‘Operation Restoring Rights’. Decided to call this one finished now; I’ve tried to focus on the soldier’s face and leave everything else a lot less defined.

Note:  after a photo in TIME magazine by Franco Pagetti

Down to Chinatown for duck and rice

Fallujah – work in progress. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm.

Fallujah – work in progress. Oil on canvas. 40 x 50 cm.

Managed to get a fair bit done to this one over the weekend. What I haven’t managed to do is get a decent photo of it. There’s still quite a bit to do, and I can see some things that I need to fix; the goggles and the creases on the main character’s right trouser-leg for a start. No doubt there are others!