In heaven again. Acrylics on paper. This is not the finished state. Interesting flatness and line. The shapes work well. I’ve been adding pencils to it. Could be quite strong.
In the studio. Mr. Jeffs the artist, Mr Skellington, plant and bust. Compressed charcoal, white soft pastel and a little water. 20 minutes.
The model was a dancer and this made for a fantastic 40 minutes of drawing movement. Exhilirating! The hand tried to keep in time.
This has a touch of the early 20th century. Pencils and soft pastel.
A versatile thing, the fox. I like the idea of a mobile logo, one that can dress up in new clothes but is always itself. Here’s a few of the posters I’ve designed for the school.
He even swims. The illustration and type are mine, the smaller type is Futura.
G asleep. After Francis Bacon’s Man in Blue Series. Just before starting this painting the class were talking about Francis Bacon. I was talking about how much I admired his Man in blue series. The feeling of these works seems to have crept into my painting. The model ‘G’ always has such presence, as always the painting is influenced by the sitter.
Francis Bacon: Man in Blue
Two studies from earlier in the evening. The first with the brush held at arms length, the second made with my right (wrong) hand.
A painting made on crinkled paper.