Category Archives: Art

Life Drawing 1: The blue & red rooms

  A detail of the above. This figure was painted first, with a large expanse waiting for the next pose. Both took 30 minutes each. Poses in the red room. The horizontal line connects the two poses. Three figures on … Continue reading

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Mr. Skellington Sings.

The first life drawing session of the year. I happened to get to the Mary Ward Centre early. Turned a few lights on. Set up. Painted for 30 minutes. Tested out some oil sticks. Title: Sing Yor Life Detail. A … Continue reading

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Life drawing 08.12.17. Model & artist.

  A collection of the work in progress.

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Life Drawing 24.11.17. Preparations for a long pose.

The next two weeks will be on one pose. Composition-wise I like the silence on the left, the artist and their reflection and the model in a dynamic seated pose. The side-on artist contrasts nicely with the model. I think … Continue reading

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Life drawing 10.11.17. Man & fabric.

Barry the model has had many portraits made of his craggy, proud face. I always think of him as Crassus. But with a watch. It was conscious of leaving the lower part of the painting; there’s a need for more … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 03.11.17. 2 models, many marks made.

2 Ladies on blue and green. This week had the excitement of two models. This can be daunting, but if you start with a plan and make some marks on the page things start flowing. The reflection in the mirror … Continue reading

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27.10.17. Jay, tall and poetic.

I’ve used Jay’s real name as he’ not shy. See Instagram #jay_life_model He’s tall and poetic in demeanor. Again just a pencil (a HB this time) and some choice on what to draw. I’ve taken out the easel he’s leaning … Continue reading

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