Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pjlynchgallery.com Is Unwell

If any of you have visited my website recently you will notice that it has been infected with a bad dose of malware, so please avoid it.
My webmaster is working hard to get it up and running at another server. I'll let you know when it's up and running.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Jessie: Supporting Rôle in "You've Got Mail"

I have somehow avoided watching "You've Got Mail" with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks, but it was on the TV last night and my attention was engaged when I saw it was all about New York bookshops, and I seemed to remember my friend Marie-Louise saying that she noticed a book of mine in meg Ryan's shop.

I still didn't watch it, but I got a shaky snap of the screen showing Tom Hanks with the cover of When Jessie Came Across The Sea in the background.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

An Informal History of the Male Nude

This is a triple study I did of Giuseppe, one of my favourite models.

For those of us who have a passion for life drawing, "The Essay" on Radio 4 this week promises to be very interesting.
The first episode featuring Edith Hall , examines the ideals of the Greeks and the Romans.

Monday, February 20, 2012

A First Try-Out for Melisande

I've had cause recently to go through my archive of original illustrations.
That word "archive" makes it sound a lot more neatly organized than it actually is I'm afraid.
I came across this painting which was my first effort at illustrating Melisande.
It appears that I was setting the book back in medieval times, but I am glad that when I really got into the process I updated the costumes a bit.
I still like this one though, and I am surprised that the composition didn't get used in the book somewhere.

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Study of Alicia in Five Steps

Here are a series of shots showing my process in painting a two and a half hour study of Alicia.
She is a new model to me and I am very much looking forward to painting her again.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dickens Exhibition in Bologna

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!
OK it was yesterday, but I don't think he'll notice, he's two hundred after all.
This is a picture from the only Dickens book
I have illustrated, A Christmas Carol.
I am just packing the original of this and a bunch of others to send to Bologna for the big Dickens exhibition they are having during the Book Fair this year.
The exhibition is in the Casa Saraceni.
Sorry this post is sort of about Christmas again, but I have selected a very un-Christmassy image.