Professor Iain Stewart Painting.

Professor Iain Stewart of Plymouth University lectures at UNSW, Sydney, July 2014 – Acrylic paints on canvas. It’s an unusual angle for a portrait but it’s an audience member’s view of him. I took a quite a lot of photos during the evening, mostly without a flash, so many turned out very yellow/orange due to the plywood backdrop, as you will see from the photos at the bottom of this page. The painting is an amalgam of two photos taken during question-time after Professor Stewart’s Scientia Award lecture. I wanted to try to paint his hand as well – for the challenge. I enjoy painting shiny things, so I was able to incorporate his wedding ring and his sleeve buttons in this painting too. I have made his hand a fraction too small as I didn’t want it overwhelm his face in this composition.

Photos of the painting from pencil sketch to finished picture.

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R. Armitage as Bard, 2008.

R Armitage as Guy as Bard. Anne-Louise P. 2008-16 Here’s a small painting I did back in 2008, thinking that it would be great if Richard Armitage got a part in The Hobbit.

Along with many other fans, I thought he’d make a wonderful Bard.

As we now know, Richard did get a part in the movie – a much bigger part, of course – but I haven’t painted him as Thorin; not yet anyway!

Anyway, I hope that some of you – especially RA fans who didn’t already see it six years ago – might be interested in having a look.

With apologies to Luke Evans!

Acrylic paints on 13 x 18cm watercolour paper, 2008. Finished painting, above, scanned into PS CS5 to highlight the windows and roof trusses of the buildings, and add contrast.

Hobbits and Black Rider.

This is a water-soluble graphite painting I did back in 2008, just for fun; starring Guy of Gisborne as an unmasked black rider. I could only fit three of the hobbits on the paper. Sorry about that, Merry.

Deeply Cloven Track. LOTR ACEO miniature art card.

Frodo, Sam and Pippin leave Hobbiton in the middle of the night.

This painting is based on a scene from the book of The Fellowship of the Ring, using the appearances of the characters from the film in caricature form.

Pen & ink and watercolour pencils on 9 x 6 cm (3.5 x 2.5 inches) paper, 2007.

1. Deeply Cloven Track. Anne-Louise P. 2007

Guy of Gisborne, purple.

One of my favourite scenes from the BBC’s Robin Hood series, 2006. It turned into one of my favourite G of G paintings too. I think he was asking Maid Marian about a scarf he’d given to her.

Acrylic paints and watercolour pencils on 18 x 13cm paper, 2008. The last pic shows how I’ve played around with its hue & saturation and contrast in a computer programme. (Not PS though.)

Carrot flower and spider

Carrots have very pretty umbellate flowers if you don’t pull them up and eat their roots before they bloom. I’m not sure what type of spider this is, but for a few weeks she or he was living in front of the place on my veranda where I like to sit and paint. Lovely markings! Pencil, ink and watercolours on paper.

Spider & carrot flower. Anne-Louise P. 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maid Marian and her new horse.

Maid Marian receives a really splendid horse from Sir Guy of Gisborne.

Graphite pencil, acrylic paints on 18 x 13cm watercolour paper.

Leaving Hobbiton

Gandalf, Frodo and Sam leave their village at dawn.

Acrylic paint on a 30 x 40 cm stretched canvas, 2006.

First photo was taken while paint was still a bit wet and in artificial light. Second was photo taken in natural light when it had dried completely.