Whilst watching a documentary on the life of the eagle I was taken by, not only the gracefulness of the creature, but also its single-mindedness when it came to hunting for food - particularly when hunting food for its young.
The precision of the targeting, the momentary pause as it adjusts for the angle of decent and then the timing and lightening speed of the strike.
If the look in its eyes could kill it wouldn’t need its talons or beak!
Painting No 34
(60cm x 30cm Oil) October 2018
This is my rescue attempt at a painting I had disliked half-way through its completion and my feelings about it didn’t change when I finished it.
The ‘rescue’ involved correcting snow colour, roof lines, lamps, walkways, boundary posts and even its title etc etc.
Now it’s OK.
Late Train from Brod
Painting No 35
(40cm x 60cm Oil) November 2018
This is Timothée Chalamet.
A film actor on the rise following his breakout performance in ‘Call Me By Your Name’.
I thought he was either French or Italian when I saw the film but with a name like Timothée Chalamet I plumped for French.
He was actually born and raised in Hell’s Kitchen, New York!
To me, his name is as interesting as his face and I wanted to incorporate it into the painting akin to the old French posters with graphics merged with artwork.