Life Drawing: The couple at Angel 200418

Last Friday I went to a drop in class at Candid Arts Trust in Angel Islington. It was a very hot night which came out in the rather dramatic image below. The paper was prepared with two colours of grey applied with a sponge.

The couple at Angel 200418

The couple at Angel. 40 minutes. Acrylics with two different size brushes.

The couple at Angel 200418 detail lady

You can see how much paint was being used here in the detail.

The couple at Angel 200418 detail gent

My family thought this was a self portrait, which shocked me for a few reasons

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Easter holiday sketches.

Viewing the piste pencil Val Thorens Easter 2108

Sketching people on a snowy hill.

Eddy outside the window Val Thorens Easter 2108

The view from my window, with my youngest son mucking about.

Strasbourg tourist boat sketches

A boat trip in Strasbourg.

Alex Andy Eddy Val Thorens Easter 2108

Family after skiing.

Strasbourg Cathederal front

Strasbourg cathederal front. A masterpeice.

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The Rehearsals: composition

The Rehearsals in abstract

Here is paintings composition in abstract, using in random colours. More triangles used than usual.

 

Interesting to see the painting in monochrome, like an old art book.

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Life drawing 11, 18 & 25 March 2018. ‘The Rehearsals’.

Finishing a painting. Even after around 6 hours this large canvas is still not quite there.

The Rehearsals
11, 18 & 25 March 2018, three Friday nights at The Mary Ward Centre, London.
Acrylic on canvas. 84x110cm.

 

The Rehearsals

The making of the artwork.
Influences: Velasquez has a habit of having paintings and or mirrors within paintings.
See ‘Christ in the House of Martha and Mary’ at the National Gallery. The colour palette is earthy, quite Giorgio Morandi and the composition has a little bit of Winifred Knights in its planned perspective.

A group of photos taken during three weeks. The 9 tiny sketches were made in the pub before the first session.


Some details.

Rehearsals headRehearsals mouthThe Rehearsals perspectives

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Life drawing 020318. Diagonal nudes.

Diagonal nude

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 reclining nude

Diagonal Seated Nude. 50 mins.

The artworks look very different close up, you can see the thought process.

Diagonal nude details head

Head of Diagonal Seated Nude.

Torso of diagonal nude

Torso of Diagonal Seated Nude.

Diagonal nude foot

Feet of Diagonal Seated Nude.

Diagonal reclining nude detail

Head of Diagonal Reclining Nude.

Diagonal reclining nude detail foot

Feet of Diagonal Reclining Nude.

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A bus journey.

The number 263 to Highbury Corner around 11am on the 26th February 2018.

Bus journey 260218

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A school trip and A4 sheet of paper.

Sketches for Yerbury Globe trip 280218.jpgA trip to the Globe theatre. Every time there was a break, out came the crumpled piece of paper.

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