27 July 2020

Margaret Meehan


Margaret Meehan
17" x 14", oil on Bristol board, 2020

Continuing my portrait series of my favourite SCTV characters, here's my rendition of the brilliant Catherine O'Hara as high/night school quiz show contestant Margaret Meehan, who has a frustrating tendency ro answer the questions (always incorrectly) before host Alex Trebel (played by the equally brilliant Eugene Levy) is finished asking them.


Here's the time lapse video of me painting this precocious contestant:





25 July 2020

Adept at Adaptation

Adept at Adaptation
28" x 18", oil on canvas, 2020
private collection.

Like a number of recent paintings, this one's also based on decades-old photo reference, but one I hadn't looked at in years and never attempted to paint until now. I think it turned out better than I imagined when we shot it back in the '90s. Plus I feel the tiger companion really helps underscore the sense of strength and resilience.


Here's the time lapse video of me painting these buddies:




09 July 2020

Toro


Toro
24" x 18", oil on canvas, 2020

After more than 20 years and three paintings based on this model miming bull horns with her fingers (below), I've finally paired her with a bull. Who's mad now?

Abdicate
17" x 14", oil on Bristol board, 2020

Mad
22" x 15", watercolour, 1998

40" x 30", oil on canvas, 2007
private collection

The painting above is (obviously) an abstracted version of Mad.


Here's a time lapse video of me painting Toro: