From Top Left, 'H' conte crayon drawing; another of 'H'; Senex, pastel life painting; 'Spilt Dreams', poster paint; 'Djambe', coloured pen and ink.
(Copyright, 2012 Nic Carlyle. All rights reserved.)
(Copyright 2012, Nic Carlyle. All rights reserved.)

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New artwork / new photos

This is a page for linking through to either new art works or to new photos and added content of previously done paintings and drawings. Eventually, I'll get round to sorting all these works out into proper galleries, but for the moment... 

Spilt Dreams

One of the few surviving paintings that I painted as a teenager. I had a creative lull of almost ten years after the age of seventeen, but here is one of the best. Incidentally, I slipped backwards a little as I took the photo, and it has introduced an interesting hazing, which I rather like.

New model

Someone was kind enough to model for a couple of hours for me, and portrait sketches are here.

Djambe painting 

A sort of conceptual picture, a rather scary bit of fun, that I conceived as I worked on my African Witchcraft Discourse dissertation. Djambe is the tadpole thing up at the top; sometime I'll illustrate the Mende tale of how Djambe (magic) was found.  

Senex redux

And of course I have been busy painting new paintings for the new Senex project.  Yet another link to the sneak preview is here.

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