Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Recent work...

I have recently completed these three small paintings, I never really use paint so was good for me to get some fairly quick work done in this medium. The images are not about anything in particular, in fact I made them up as I went along because they aren't fully resolved pieces, but I am pleased with how they turned out, especially with a finish of spray varnish to give that authentic religious Icon look...
All 3 are around A6 size, acrylic paint and pencil on cartridge paper.

Saturday, 20 November 2010


Recently i visited the Huntarian museum, part of the Royal college of Surgeons in London. The museum is small, but packed with all sorts of amazing medical specimens, from insects and chickens to human foetus's and deformed skeletons.

I have been fascinated with any natural history artefacts almost all my life, especially the strange and morbid sides of nature (probably why I love insects!).
The museum rekindled my desire to create my own specimens, so here are the family:

They are all modelled with Fimo, and coloured slightly with ink, before being baked to harden. Then sealed into their new homes. They are all quite small, the two in the smallest jars are around 25mm. i am hoping to make a larger specimen soon....