Fantasy
4 months, 3 weeks 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.

5 months, 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.

6 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

11 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.

1 year, 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.

2 years, 4 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.

2 years, 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.