Kilt Art – “The Thinker” Kilt art but with a title which is deliberately the same as Rodin’s great sculpture, it just …
Kilt Art – Page Of Challices Kilt art has developed since I created my first “kiltie” painting in 2007. This painting from …
Scottish Kilt Art in oil . This is the first kilt painting in over two years which has been painted in oil and is a departure in method and in the brightness of the colours used.
A kilt painting in oil that has possibly taken longe rto finish than any other which I have painted before. Flower OF Scotland has quite a lot going on in it. Painting the shirt took most of the time and I wanted the tecture of the board to show through slightly in places. The grass only came to be following some experimental landscape painting which took place at the same time as working on this figurative piece.
I have had certain “landmark” paintings in my career and this is certainly the most widely known artwork I have created. Everyone wants to know who the model is. He was simply a guy i spoke to online in the days when I surfed the likes of Myspace looking for people who would allow me to paint them. This painting sparked an entire series of Kilt Art paintings.
Following the popularity of “The Answer Is” kilt painting and subsequent Limited Edition Print, I painted a Robert Burns version as a special edition of only 95 (plus 5 artists’ proofs). This Kilted gentleman is resplendent in the Burns tartan and is cheekily entitled BUrNS.
It was interesting to note the reaction to this painting at the time. The previous Kilt paintings had tended to be slightly humorous and this was a complete change of direction.
Tartan Fling was a return to earlier leg painting ideas. I wanted to make a comparison and see if my painting in this niche of leg art had changed much. The main difference was that this artwork was painted in oil as opposed to acrylic and I think it really made a difference to the feel of the finshed piece.
Painting can be a serious business, especially painting figurative art. Every now and again I like to take a more humorous stance and in this painting, featuring a Marilyn Monroe pose on the subject’s T-shirt, I had a light hearted approach to the Kiltie series of paintings.
Scot’s Pine is an original acrylic painting featuring a male and female figure who appear to be sitting back to back. There are two “moons” in the sky and this symbolises that the figures are actually apart but longing to be together. To date this is the largest figurative painting I have worked on.
When I first began to paint, I became known for painting celebrity art, especially following appearing in two books on th esubject. following this the Kilt Art really caught peoples interest. The Kilt paintings were sometimes quite humorous and were therefore not always taken seriously. “Thistle” was a completely serious oil painting which moved away from the early methods in which the kilt art was painted.