Kingfisher

A home made, hand painted greeting card, by Deano Parsons. Acrylic on card.

The Only Treasure

Dual portrait, in acrylic. I painted this purely from memory; no reference such as photos or a mirror. It was incredibly challenging but wholly enjoyable. Try painting a portrait from memory and let me know how you get on, in the comments below. Evolution:

The Highland Clearances

This is an abstract representation, formed of acrylics on canvas, of The Highland Clearances; a shameful period in the history of how the English authorities have treated Scotland. My aim is to evoke feeling and to provoke reflective thinking. I hope that, as you explore and experience this painting, you will have an emotional response…

A Woodland Abstract

I have started a new painting. I use acrylics. If you would like to follow my progress in developing this painting, please check back in for frequent updates over the next few days. Day 1. Day 2. I am just taking ideas from a wildlife magazine. This is a little abstract, rather than being a…

Portrait: Bette Davis

A first attempt. I need to, next time, reduce eye size and improve the mouth. But, this was all about those ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ and so maybe that’s how they became so prominent in my mind? Evolution:

What a Nightmare!

“The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.” Leonard Cohen. Insomnia is my nemesis. In fact, REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder (RBD) is my nemesis and insomnia is a component part of RBD. Over the past few months, my sleep pattern has improved. My nightmares have become less frequent,…

Portrait: Aunty Pat

Here, I wanted to capture my Aunty Pat’s wonderful smile. She had a glint in her eye and a smile that was just infectious. I feel happy with what I have achieved, in this portrait. As an aside, this is the first time I have combined a line-art portrait with colour. I usually do these…

Parkinson’s Painted

I had decided to see whether I could form an artwork that was a descriptive of my experience of having Parkinson’s Disease. Below, you will find the artwork that I created. It represents Parkinson’s Disease, my closest loved nes and my symptoms. I wonder whether you will be able to find meaning in the symbolism…

Making a Canvas Wash

In this post, you will see how I go about making the background wash for my acrylic works. There is a short time-lapse video to watch, too. Do you enjoy the process of creating the wash? What is your experience of this aspect of building your artwork? Are you one for not laying down a…

I Scrapped This Artwork

I had started a painting which was going to be of The Beatles. It was an abstract and I throughly enjoyed the painting, to a point. My error, however, was creating this image on too small a canvas. When it came to painting the detail of the faces of ‘the fab four’, I just could…