I have a forthcoming exhibition at the Mary Ward centre 21st September to Saturday 17th October. The title of the show is Information/Expression.
The final artwork in this series of life paintings. What a fantastic 12 week course it has been. This post was around 1 hour. The perspective is quite strong as the material was really near me. The orange chair might be a little small, but that’s how it seemed to me at the time.
I wanted to capture the changing light and heightened the colours, making the eye fill in the gaps between the tones and shades.
A close up of the head, showing her nose-ring.
The model was suffering form the heat so we had a 25 minute reclining pose, which reminded me of the figures made from dust in Pompeii.
The first two poses.20 minutes & 15 minutes.
This project has been most enjoyable.
Alan D Boyd is a good guy, who also has a lot of good content, perfect for a website.
The main idea was to have two colour coded routes for the two main parts of his business.
The large amount of good photography was made into chapter images showing Alan composing, directing, recording etc. Testimonials re-inforce how good he is.
The home page.
The homepage on a mobile phone. All the website is adaptable.
The sound splash page.
Music to picture.
Music to order.
Alan’s personal projects.
The vision splash page.
The music videos page.
The documentary / films page.
The contact page.
Please go to AlanDBoyd.com for the full experience.
Here’s the related business cards:
Matthew is a bodybuilder. This evening’s lesson worked well. Two alternating poses in periods of 15 minutes throughout the lesson. a chance to make a very large painting with a strong composition. The focal point is the reflection in the mirror, with Mr Skellington in front.
This image will be worked on later; the colours need working out and the imagery needs tightening up.
Matthews strong features.
Mr Skellington looking out.
This was painted over an older daub; it gives you something to work against. The shiny gold has a strength and association that makes anything on it have a narrative edge. 1 hour 15 minutes. The heat was making the model slightly drowsy…
Here’s a close up of the above.
The first pose of 20 minutes.
Two ten minute poses. With Mr. Skellington.
Another ten minutes.
A ten minute drawing in between the last pose. The pose was so dramatic I had to capture it. Made with an oil pastel taped to a paint brush end while sitting on the floor.
Like this. Photo by the Tutor, John Close.
Drawn from the TV, mostly using old dipping ink pens.
I’ve only stumbled to the end of the third series. Without the dwarf I’d not be half as interested. He is the modern voice of the show for me.
There are some rules to these sketches:
- No drawing from freeze frames
- No drawing after the programme has finished
This week was about composition.
Robin, as entertaining as always, brought some props and the studio was adorned with the materials of a tavern scene in 17th Century Holland. The lesson consisted of 5 ten minute poses, followed by the same poses, this time the poses were held for 20 minutes.
I’d like to work on this a lot more. I was trying to make the genre scene have a contemporary feel, making strange connections and quirky balance between the figures and objects; as well as having a sense of strong perspective without using receding lines. The man is no more having liquid poured into his hat as he has a violinist standing on his head.
Acrylic on gold paper. Laid on with overloaded small brushes, the figure in the foreground having medium sized brushes.
Below are the initial ten minute sketches.
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