A great night at The Mary Ward Centre. John Close the tuitor talked on the use of sponges, you can see the results of this. A conscious decision to make the palette and strokes lighter and brighter.
Diagonal Seated Nude. 50 mins.
The artworks look very different close up, you can see the thought process.
Head of Diagonal Seated Nude.
Torso of Diagonal Seated Nude.
Feet of Diagonal Seated Nude.
Head of Diagonal Reclining Nude.
Feet of Diagonal Reclining Nude.
The number 263 to Highbury Corner around 11am on the 26th February 2018.
A trip to the Globe theatre. Every time there was a break, out came the crumpled piece of paper.
The two gentlemen
Oilstick, oil pastels and pencils. 1 hour.
The models @robinactormodel and @dominicblakelifemodel were wonderful to draw. Enthusiastic, professional with a lot of personality.
Detail of Robin’s profile.
Detail of Robin’s torso. The play between the oilbar, oil pastels and pencil is satisfying.
Four sets of Duncan and Robin. One pose was covered by another. The fourth pose was created on tracing paper.
The first session of a new study of Mr. Skellington.
So, you have a scene. What do you paint? What do you leave in or take out? What colours to use? All in an hour.
The mixture of decisions and the muscle memory is thrilling to me.
So, here are some of the points in the painting:
A restricted, mainly cold palette.
A fellow artist featured prominently.
Diagonals and verticals highlighted.
The difference of tone between skin and background accentuated.
The look. 1 hour.
A close up.
The shadow This started with two inter-locking triangles. 30 minutes.
2 x 15 minute studies.
A 15 minute study.
This very empathic model once posed as St. Jerome in a crypt near Euston.
For me he will always be the saint.
This is painted over an old work, which meant that it pushed me to great heights. If I’m to obliterate something, what goes over it must be better.
There’s a lot of paint on this piece of paper.
Acrylics, oilstick and pencils.
Artist & model
The first pose of the night. Notice how the artist has moved in the mirror. Nice to use some green for a change.
St.Jerome in the wilderness
A quick work graphite. Started from the stomach out.
The latest state of Sing Yor Life.
a minty green is giving the work a new lease of energy.