Author Archives: Trevor Mill

About Trevor Mill

This is my work. Art & Design. The fruits of my labour. Commissions / projects welcome.

Study / Reality / Reproduction /

Study / Reality / Reproduction. Acrylics on prepared wood. 13″ square.Last Friday night at John Close’s fantastic art class I had the pleasure of painting this scene,In the top left there is a wonderful Grisaille study (with addition of the … Continue reading

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Slapdash

Like everyone else in the world, I have much on my mind at the moment. The work in the last few weeks has got fairly loose and is painted on photographers backdrop paper – a sort of thick non grainy … Continue reading

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Life painting: Zigzag

Zigzag. Acrylics on canvas. A3. Trying to make the composition really 3D. Very hard to photograph due to the amount of glazing medium. To me the eye zigzags down the composition. 4 life paintings. Acrylic on paper. The model was … Continue reading

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Many figures, one model.

Many figures, one model. Acrylics and pencil on prepared paper. 97 x 70cm.These were painted over two sessions, around six months apart. Fun how the figures interweaved with each other. Two more paintings with multiple poses. There is a strong … Continue reading

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Life paintings on canvas, wood and crumpled paper.

Figure on Canvas. Acrylic on gesso’d canvas. 60 x 40cm.Russel & Chapel always have a great bin of canvas roll ends, from which I chose this piece of canvas primed with gesso. https://www.russellandchapple.co.ukA nice hour of painting with a fan … Continue reading

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Man & legbones.

Man & legbones. Acrylic on paper. 70 x 80.This model has been painted and drawn many times. Always a pleasure. the pose was strong and the diagonals made the composition interesting. The background wall was bright red in real life, … Continue reading

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Grand Guignol (portrait of Robin and Mr Skellington).

Grand Guignol (Portrait of Robin and Mr Skellington). Acrylic, pencil, oil paint. 40 x 50cm.Painted at the brilliant Mary Ward Centre on the Tuesday night portrait class tutored by the essential John Close. Robin is always a treat to paint, … Continue reading

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Summer paintings.

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A range of drawings and paintings interested in strong light and people in the sunshine. Hot Patootie. Acrylic and pencil on sand on board. 10″ square. Made from a collection of sketches made around Cap d’Agde in the south west … Continue reading

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Portraits: Nick the Album

Nick is a wonderful friend. He is also a good musician. I thought for a present, he needed an album cover. Here’s the record. Fun!

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Portrait in Orange.

Portrait in Orange. Acrylics with glazing medium, pencil and oil paint on prepared board. A3.Made in one of the hottest days in London. Quite a workout. The Mary Ward Centre had some fans working overtime and both John Close the … Continue reading

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A painting of crabs, in a Van Gogh style.

Crabs for Vincent. Acrylic and pencil on board. A3 landscape.I was commissioned to paint these feisty crustaceans by a friend after looking at a Vincent Van Gogh painting in the National Gallery. The Van Gogh original, the painting without frame … Continue reading

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Portrait: Christina the Queen.

Christina, Queen of Denmark. In order of application: Charcoal, Acrylic, Pencils, Oil paint on board. A3.I asked the model who she would like to be painted as. She said Christina, Queen of Denmark. Titles are fun. As you can see … Continue reading

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Portrait: Against the sea and sky.

Against the sea and sky. Acrylics on prepared MDF. 40 x 50cm.A two week pose, with some work at home. I’ve been enjoying the blue skies at the moment and thought it would make the pose a little more heroic. … Continue reading

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Portrait: The waiting room.

The waiting room. Oil on treated pdf board. The pose was for two sessions; it’s been worked on at home, using glazes to heighten the colour and finish the background. Originally the whole painting was a mix of blue greys. … Continue reading

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A painting of pears

Pears for Guilia. Acrylic on card. Around A5. It’s hard to buy a present of a good quality pear tree this time of year. So I painted a picture of pears as a substitute until the real thing arrives.

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Fallen trees, Epping forest.

Fallen trees, Epping forest. Acrylics, pencils and pen on gesso’d mdf. Around A3.Painted in is situ on Saturday amid sun, wind and rain, all in the space of an hour. Once the dynamic composition was chosen this painting happened pretty … Continue reading

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Portrait. From mono to blue.

From mono to blue. Acrylics, oil glazes and pencil on prepared yellow 1960’s canvas paper. 40 x49 cm.This was a lesson in grisaille (painting in greys). This techniques makes it a lot easier to concentrate on form and tone without … Continue reading

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Adrian in Yellow

Adrian in yellow. Acrylic and glaze medium on prepared board. Adrian is a famous life model, so it was unusual to see him in a scarf. The theme this week was yellow. The look he’s giving is of someone who … Continue reading

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Portrait in red

Portrait in red. Acrylics on prepared mdf. 40 x 5ocm.

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Portraits of relations.

These are some of my favourite people. It wasn’t a hard job painting them.

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