Sunday, September 21, 2014

Navvies




Portrait of five manual laborers inspired by a vintage photograph of the same subject.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Mistle Child




 Sir Hugh Platt says: “By sitting uppon a hill late in an evening, neare a wood, in a few nights a firedrake will appeare; marke where it lighteth, and there you shall find an oake with a mistletoe therein, at the roots wherof there is a mistel child, wherof many strange things are conceived.”- W.C. Hazlitt’s Dictionary of Faiths and Folklore. The Mistle Child at My Good Babushka.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Mistle-Child




Sir Hugh Platt says: “By sitting uppon a hill late in an evening, neare a wood, in a few nights a firedrake will appeare; marke where it lighteth, and there you shall find an oake with a mistletoe therein, at the roots wherof there is a mistel child, wherof many strange things are conceived.”- W.C. Hazlitt’s Dictionary of Faiths and Folklore.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Dark Vicar and The Big Black Hen



Original painting inspired by a Devonshire legend of a vicar well versed in the black arts. A servant came upon a manuscript left on his desk and began to read. The sky grew dark and wind shook the house. The doors flew open and a black hen came into the room. The hen grew to enormous size right before the servant's eyes. The vicar returned just in time with a bag of rice and he reversed the spell.

The Dark Vicar at My Good Babushka.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Dark Vicar and The Black Hen



Painting inspired by a Devonshire legend of a vicar well versed in the black arts. A servant came upon a manuscript left on his desk and began to read. The sky grew dark and wind shook the house. The doors flew open and a black hen came into the room. The hen grew to enormous size right before the servant's eyes. The vicar returned just in time with a bag of rice and he reversed the spell.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Girl with Dog





Girl with Dog. Work in progress. I like the pink dress. I like the dog's head. I'm not sure about her head, though. I will re-do it.