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Life Drawing. The Collector.

The Collector.Acrylic and a little charcoal and pencil over an old painting on paper.The model moved to a new pose every five minutes, picking up objects arranged in front of him. As you can see the choice was made to … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. The Unknowable.

The Unknowable.Acrylics, pencils, chalks and oil paint on paper.The pose was so good I kept on going back to this 30 minute study, trying to get it to a state I was happy with.I’ve been letting this artwork take it’s … Continue reading

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Life drawing: What are you thinking?

What are you thinking?Oil pastel, acrylics, chalk and coloured pencils on paper. I’ve been thinking about the major parts of the life drawing set up. You are drawing a person. Usually naked. In a room, surrounded by other artists staring … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Just pencils

Ms Mono. Pencils on paper. One hour pose. This model always has a regal air about her.There was an idea to keep it simpler on this Friday night. Just pencils. Not to worry about skin colour, so the figure is … Continue reading

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Life painting. One Sunday afternoon.

Sunday afternoon. 3 hours of oil painting on canvas. The skull wasn’t that near the model in the studio. The colours seemed to work well, though I found oil painting problematic, with it’s longer drying time and buttery texture. The … Continue reading

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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: There you are.

There you are. Acrylic on paper. 60 minutes. Three different brushes.The different greys let the skin tones speak and give a sense of space.. There you are. Details of the head. Forsaking pencils, I let the smaller brushes take the … Continue reading

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