Back to the Mary Ward Centre on a Friday night with the great tutor John Close.
The model was the fantastic Dominic, a very enthusiastic young man with some very good poses.
All work was made with one large brush, some pencils and chalk.
Tension. Black paper. Made in 10 minutes. Nice and free.
Two poses, two artists. On canvas board.
I wanted the artists to be vaguer, the model to be the focus. Interesting colour palette. Two poses of 30 minutes.
Four poses. On canvas board.
Letting the canvas fill up with marks.
Four poses of 15 minutes.
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I love woodblock type. Bought a new typeface, a news gothic, from Ireland apparently. They didn’t have a ‘W’ so I got a free ‘!’.
The Japanese ink has been mixed with cheap blue poster paint.
Anyway, just look at the loveliness.
You will see more of this in the coming months…
Saturday 8th September.
In a crypt in a church opposite Euston station.
A great set up of scenes based around Francis Bacon.
Around 4 hours of intense drawing.
Three Studies of ‘George Dyer’. Chalk and graphite sticks.
The model undressed as the poses went on. The first in a suit and tie, the second in string vest and the third in his white jockeys. Based on the painting of Bacon made from photographs of George Dyer by John Deakin.
Three Studies of movement. Oils stick, chalk, crayon, charcoal and lots of pencils.
A really interesting time with lots of overlaying. With the model, music, scenery and the amazing space of the crypt.
Two studies of man in stocking. Oils stick, chalk, crayon, charcoal and lots of pencils.
The first works. The place was rather dark which made looking at the paper a waste of time. The works became more about tone and texture which suited me.
A tricky composition.
At the Tate Britain, having a wander, thinking about political art and depictions of war, having just seen the Aftermath exhibition of post WWI art. I’ve always liked this painting as the artist, John Singleton Copley is trying really hard. The fight for Jersey has been pushed into a most heroic painting. No doubt there is a Brexit cartoon in there somewhere.
Anway, I sat down and got out my pencils and had a tussle with Mr Copley’s work. Fun.
The Natural History Museum followed by the V&A.
Testing out the very black grease pencil (chinagraph pencil).
My daughter lost in the iPhone on the tube. Yes, her boots and hands are not as big in real life. That’s modern art!
In the plaster cast room of the V&A. My youngest was moving to fast to draw, hence the ghost.
Michelangelo’s David. A quick sketch made with graphite sticks.
To end the week here’s the tranquil landscape of Highgate Wood.
The dog I’m looking after wanted to rest, so out came the book and this is what was recorded.
The path. 040818. Graphite stick and HB pencil.
A detail of the above.