Fantasy
3 weeks, 6 days ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Breaking Wave – oil on canvas – 16″ x 20″ (41 x 51 cm)
Breaking Wave - oil on canvas - 16

This study is inspired by the French academic painter Guillaume Seignac.

1 month, 3 weeks ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Absolem Caterpillar – fabric paint 2019
Absolem Caterpillar - fabric paint 2019

Hand painted T shirt on the reverse side is an Absolem Caterpillar and a vignette from Alice in Wonderland.

2 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Absolem Butterfly – fabric paint
Absolem Butterfly - fabric paint

This is painted onto the rear side of a T shirt and it measures approximately 20″ x 28″. The other side of the T shirt features an Absolem Caterpillar. Fabric paint is not really suitable for small detail so I’ll most probably rework the vignette from Alice in Wonderland as an oil painting.

7 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Fantasia on the Theme of Abney Park Cemetery – 30′ x 40″ (76 x 102 cm) – 2018
Fantasia on the Theme of Abney Park Cemetery - 30' x 40

A sequence of images showing the development of this painting and the ideas behind it is featured in the blog section of this website.

7 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Rising Mist – oil on canvas – 20″ x 24″ (51 x 61 cm) – 2018
Rising Mist - oil on canvas - 20

This complex design will soon be the subject of a series of blogs showing the development of its composition.

7 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Green Man – fabric paint 2018
Green Man - fabric paint 2018

This is the rear side of my latest green Man T shirt design.

7 months ago Posted in: Fantasy, Gallery Comments Off on Green Man T shirt – fabric paint 2018
Green Man T shirt - fabric paint 2018

Another version of my Green Man T shirt design.

9 months, 1 week 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.

2 years 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.

2 years, 1 month 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.