Hi, my name is Ken and I am a self taught artist. I have been painting for about 15years for my own enjoyment but have now decided to branch out to a wider audience. I paint mainly in acrylics and as well as portraiture I am adept at landscape and abstract. I intend to update my site on a regular basis so that I can show all areas of my work. Please enjoy. Ken
ken george newman
a study of a friend sharina saad
A PORTRAIT OF A FRIEND MAY SAYEGH.
A PORTRAIT OF MAY SAYEGH A FRIEND
vanessa sayegh daughter to may sayegh
halcyon days gifted to a friend helene bolduc canada
a vase of flowers
carol a portrait
swans in the reed
"storm at sea"
a bevy of girls.
this is a poem that has been created for a project called "silent wall"an exhibition .
charllotte church singer
cracks in the wall<this is about insanity>
colour me in flowers
"reds and blues"
"new shiny red ball" in a way children are hard to paint,once again,i am backto what i said before the cardinal rule is do,nt overwork the pictureit will muddy up.
portrait of ida wati
hair<this is about merging patterns>
a study in yellow<what can i say about this portrait i love the overall finish.she simply glows>
girl with a dog<i went after light and extreme colour in this study.beautiful>
portrait of gabby lynne sloan parsons
expecting<who is she waiting for?>
sad<everyone suffers sadness to some degree in there life,a most difficult subject to portray
girl with a new hat<this painting was more about blending background colour to the portrait,most satisfying.finish.
this work although on first appearance,seems sexual,it was actually about media,and patterns,a thouroughly enjoyable work.
a study in blue<the blue in the background helps to push the figure forward.
girl in a chair<this was a difficult pose to do,the girl is sitting at a slight angle on the chair.
"say it with flowers"
study in figure ,a thoughtful approach,to a different way of presenting a portrait.
back to back <a painting about mirrored reflections>
blue to orange<this piece is just perfect.
this was an awkward pose to painti,m pleased with the overall finish.
a double portrait
beautiful<this was painted because she is beautiful>
getting the proportions correct allways poses problems.this was hard fought for.
lady in forward pose<the sun was streaming through the window when this was painted>
smile<this painting is about the hardest part of the human condition the smile i caught it nicely ,it does,nt pay to play around to much with trying to get the smile it needs to be first pass at it or you tend to muddy up the work.
tedium<this is about a woman who wants more from her life than it can offer>
wish<i love the way two opposite colours,work in this portrait the girl is wishing for something i wonder what it is?
i have a secret<i love the pastel soft colours in this picture>
in the pink<got the idea of surrounding the girl completely in pink
flaming june<this portrait was originally painted by frederic leighton 1895.this is my interpretation.i fell in love with the colour.
earth mother<she was painted to represent all mothers and the sacrifices they have made
princess anne in my opinion the hardest working royal this was painted when she was doing some charity work in africa.
julia sawahala<a very fine actress>
a double portrait
highland cattle< i enjoyed painting this landscape.the colours are soft ,and have,nt the same intensity of some of my portraits.
startled<the cat is caught unaware when someone enters the room.this is a fun piece.
say it with flowers<i love the pose in this portrait ,it,s full of energy,and i can smell the flowers from here>
a night by the fire<what better than a cosy night in by the fire ,but not alone>
girl in red<this was primarily painted for a competition of which alas i never won,still i love the reds in this portrait.