Tartan Progress Tartan: there is so much to be said about it. I get quite annoyed when people talk about shortbread tins …
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.
The image of a brawny, semi-naked Scotsman seductively swathed in a kilt is every woman’s fantasy. So it’s no wonder this collection of paintings by Glasgow Artist Joe Hendry is going down a storm.
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.
Painted in oil on board, this Kilt painting was much smaller than other such artwork I had produced before. Working smaller scale forces an artist to re-evaluate their painting method entirely: and use different brushes! This artwork featured a model who had appeared in several of my paintings including some of the tarot themed pieces of 2010.
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.