SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week – Will Young

Is it wrong to hope that lockdown never ends so that @skyarts don’t ever stop running #PAOTW? It’s such great fun! This is my attempt at painting @willyoungofficial in 4 hours whilst being gobsmacked by the incredible speed and skill of @hoookart. I really struggled to get a likeness with this one, but Will was an absolute hoot to listen to, …

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3rd Place in SkyArts Portrait Artist Of The Week

Woo hoo!! I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded third place on @skyarts Portrait Artist of the Week for my drawing of @robbierinder in the company of @garethreidart the other week! Huge thanks to @katebryan_art, @taishanschierenberg and @kathleen.soriano for picking me and for their generous comments about my work! Now feeling greatly encouraged… Congratulations to @laura_wenman for 2nd place, and to @catherinemacdiarmid for coming 1st with their lovely pieces!

Mall Galleries Quick Sketch

(Belated post…) I should have been working on a commission (sorry Tony!), but thought I’d have a go at a self-portrait for @mallgalleries #mallgalleriesdrawsourselves event. It was a bit of a rush in 1.5 hours, but good fun nonetheless! P.S. I’m not wearing eyeliner. I was just a bit heavy-handed around the eyes…

SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week 4

Here’s my attempt at drawing @robbierinder in 4 hours whilst watching @garethreidart on #skyarts/#artistoftheyear ‘Portrait Artist of the Week’ live Facebook feed. Really enjoyed this one! Gareth gave a real masterclass on portraiture and even attempted to persuade Judge Rinder to hold a useful three-quarter view (without success, to be honest!) Still, Robert had a fascinating, sculptural face which was great …

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SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week 3 – Reworked

Here’s my second attempt at painting @rankinarchive after watching @mimma_art on #skyarts/#artistoftheyear Portrait Artist of the Week’ Facebook feed. Thanks to all involved. Can’t wait for the next one! (Oil on panel 61cm x 61cm)#myPAOTW #portrait #portrait #portraitartist #livedemo #oilpainting #skyarts #rankin #practicepracticepractice #paletteknifepainting #impasto #andydobbieart

SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week 1

That was so much fun!! Here’s my attempt at painting Akram Khan (@akramkhancompany) whilst watching @christabelblackburn do it properly on @skyarts/@artistoftheyear ‘ live ‘Portrait Artist of the Week’ Facebook feed. It sounds like it’s going to be a regular thing during isolation. 10am (UK) Sundays on the Live section of Sky TV’s Facebook page. Thanks to all involved. Can’t …

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