Fantasy
1 month ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on T shirts work in progress

Here are two T shirts I’ve been working on. The image shows my working methods. The t shirt needs to be stretched across a board and I usually turn up the lower part to use as a palette. As fabric paint can’t be removed once on it’s sometimes best to try the colour first.

1 year, 3 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on The Eternity of Life – oil on panel – 45 x 60 cm
The Eternity of Life - oil on panel - 45 x 60 cm

This fantastical painting contains a lot of symbolism. It has recently been re-photographed. To find out more about this picture please visit my blog at colinsart.blog.

1 year, 5 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on T Shirt designs
T Shirt designs

Recently I’ve been doing some fabric painting. The technique is very different to oil painting as fabric paint is slow to work and dries quickly. A number of my T Shirt designs can be viewed on Facebook.

3 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Night – oil on canvas – 16 x 20 inches – 2015
Night - oil on canvas - 16 x 20 inches - 2015

This picture is another homage. I very much like certain of the so called ‘academic’ artists of the 19th century. My painting is based on a picture by Auguste Raynaud called ‘Night’. The subject could possibly be Lilith, Adam’s first wife according to some texts or could represent the spirit of a star. My adaptation […]

3 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Breaking wave – oil on canvas – 16 x 20 inches – 2015
Breaking wave - oil on canvas - 16 x 20 inches - 2015

Here is another homage to the French painter Guillaume Seignac.

3 years, 6 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on The Green Man – oil on canvas – 19.5″ x 24″ – 2015
The Green Man - oil on canvas - 19.5

Please visit the blog section of my website to find out more about this picture.

3 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Roaring Lions – oil on canvas – 17″ x 21″ – 2014
Roaring Lions - oil on canvas - 17

The subject for this painting is derived from Nichiren Buddhism. The characters in the lower half of the picture – shi shi ku – indicate master and disciple raising the lion’s roar by chanting the mantra of nam-myoho-renge-kyo together.

3 years, 11 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on The Owl and the Pussycat – Oil on Canvas – 17 x 39 inches – 2014
The Owl and the Pussycat - Oil on Canvas  - 17 x  39 inches - 2014

This painting is inspired by Edward Lear’s well known nonsense poem.

5 years, 2 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on The Art Collector – Oil on Canvas – 5′ x 4′ – 2014
The Art Collector - Oil on Canvas - 5' x 4' - 2014

This picture took almost a year to complete. To find out more about it please go to the Blog section of this website.

5 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on The Art Collector

The Art Collector – Oil on Canvas – 5′ x 4′ – 2013 – To find out more about this painting please go to the Blog section of this website.