Tag: Oil Painting

Yangtze River . Oil Painting Commission

Hi Folks,

A new oil painting to share with you today. This is an oil painted variation of my Yangtze River image for a private commission that I finished a few weeks ago. It now resides in New York city!

Many thanks to Mr M. Abrams in NY for the commission, Renée Sigel at Rare Swan and the fine folks at King & Wilson Art Services  here in Sydney for the crating and shipping.


Oil on linen, 60″ x 24″ (152cm x 61cm).



SciFi Freedom Ezine #6 – New Painting

Howdy folks!

Another fun painting for issue #6 of SciFi Freedom ezine. This is a interior illustration for a story entitled Frank. I won’t reveal any more than that! I was mistaken with my last post regarding the publishing date of this issue however.. it will be in December, so make sure you check it out!

Here is the full painting. A little more digital tweaking and balancing for this one as I ran out of time to polish it completely in oils. Mostly for adjusting values, punching out the red warning lights and flare.

For those artists adept at depicting the human form, I welcome your feedback!


Sci Fi Art
'Frank' 17" x 13" Oil on Canson Paper













Detail 1













Detail 2.














SciFi Freedom Ezine #6 – The Liar

Howdy all!

Another interior illustration for SciFi Freedom ezine story, edition #6. Titled: The Liar. The issue will be out this month I think so keep your eyes peeled!

Here is the artwork.. Starting with my final pencil sketch, a small acrylic colour rough and the final oil painting. I think I lost something in the translation from the pencil sketch to the final painting however!



Pencil Sketch











Acrylic colour rough











17" x 13" Oil on Canson paper












Sci-fi Freedom Art, Steampunk

Steampunk Portrait.

Howdy all..

Something a little different this post as I have painted a portrait of a historically real figure for a steampunk short story set in Shanghai in the late 18th century. It will be the interior illustration for the online sf magazine, SciFi Freedom, issue 5 to be published in September. More details once it’s out!

The final image is 95% oil painting with a little digital tweaking for levels and adding the ‘Wetzler’ details around the lenses of the goggles.

In the meantime, enjoy!











17″ x 13″, Oil on Canson paper.

And here is a detail of the goggle area.










Scarecrow: Army of Thieves, Cover Art

Scarecrow Army of Thieves Cover Art.

Howdy all!

Looks like I’m able to post this earlier than I thought as Pan Macmillan Australia has already let the cat out of the bag! For all you Matt Reilly fans, here is the cover artwork for his latest Scarecrow novel..

This is an early unfinished oil painting study I started before we changed the composition to include the island.






..and here is a digital version of the above, cover section only. The Osprey was a 3D rendered model btw.











..here is the final oil painting for the full wrap around cover. It was painted at 42″ x 20″ (106cm x 51cm). Matthew himself is now the proud owner of the original painting too. You will have to send me a pic of it on your wall Matt! I’ll be selling giclée’s of this painting, so if anyone wants one, just let me know. The original painting was scanned by my good mates at Cie-Elle Digital Imaging which allows for near perfect reproduction. I added a few small digital touches before sending it off to XOU Creative here in Sydney. Thanks for all your help Jon!






Here is a detail of the above painting..







..and here is the final cover with type!











Many thanks to Matt and Cate at Pan Macmillan Australia yet again. I can’t wait for the next one!