Saturday, June 28, 2008

Rush Hour IV, 120 x 80 cm, Oil on linen , 2008

This is my latest Rush Hour painting. I love the crowd, the people, the experience of seeing different people from different parts of the world all gathered in one place(THE LONDON UNDERGROUND). A visual feast for the figurative painter!

Pensive II-The Turning Point, 120 x 80cm, Oil

This is my second piece in the Pensive series. I used to work as an Activity Worker with St Mungos and I organized pool tournamments. They were very tense as there was always a prize at stake. Here is one of the matches taking place.

Sketches on the train and bustop in June XX


Sketches on the train in June XIX


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"Rikki- the 4 min Sketch and the 4 Hour study"

As I go about London, I always get carried away by people who interest me. This particular day I was at Sloane Square Bus Stop, waiting for a bus to take me to Chelsea Worlds End. I saw this girl and all I could say was that her hair looked fantastic on her profile, after observing for a while, I gained the courage to make a quick sketch then I really got hooked. I knew this could not end in the sketch, I'll need to draw.......So I gain more courage to ask if she'll be willing to model, after explaining who I am and what I am passionate about. To my amazement she agrees. BRAVO!!!!!!! We book an appointment and I enjoy a 4 hour study. She tells me she has never modelled but she has drawn from a life model and knows what it would take to be a good model. I think she was fantastic! These are the results! I worked with a variety of sanguine brown and black coloured pencils, sanguine dust and sepia dust.

Sketches on the train/tube in June XVI


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Study for Queen Esta, 50cm x 50cm, Gouache

I have always been inspired by African head gears, this is a study for a bigger painting. The model is Esta, beautiful and bold.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sketches of Horses in June X

No public transport, so on my way back from dropping my son off at the minders, I encounter some horses. Not that easy! But I loved the experience.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sketches during men's conference in June IX

We had an inspiring mens conference at Church before Fathers Day and I only managed to catch a few heads, no transport sketches, it was a busy weekend!