Category Archives: Art

A birthday card.

Some details and the idea behind the choice of paper and techniques. I do love the early colour process, Autochrome. These photographs on glass have a really interesting patina.

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Life drawing. Holding On plus an older post that got lost.

Holding On. Acrylic on prepared paper. 60 minutes.I’ve been trying to learn, to get better, to progress. Instead of just painting, repeating the same work, I have goals; making sure the work is worth doing. Here’s what I’m working on. … Continue reading

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Life drawing: PB

Other 15 minute painted sketches and details.

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Velasquez sketchbook page in 3 states

Christ in the house of Martha & Mary. probably 1618, Diego Velázquez in the National Gallery.  After 15 minute sketch in the National Gallery, this was worked up at home without looking at the original. I really like this painting, it has a lot … Continue reading

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Life drawing. A man.

Some details and Man with a blue ribbon.

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Life drawing: Look left.

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Life drawing. The actress.

The first Friday night of the new term at The Mary Ward Centre. The building, tutor John Close, model, fellow students and even the café are all as wonderful as usual. Some new paints, some old bits of drawing material, … Continue reading

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