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Life drawing. Head over Heels

Friday night 6-9pm 28.09.18. The Mary Ward Centre. John Close was the tutor. Head over Heels. Acrylic and wax pencil on canvas board. Around 50 minutes. Thanks for the title Andy. The final pose of the night. The full figure … Continue reading

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Life drawing.Canvas boards & black paper.

Back to the Mary Ward Centre on a Friday night with the great tutor John Close. The model was the fantastic Dominic, a very enthusiastic young man with some very good poses. All work was made with one large brush, … Continue reading

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NEW WOODBLOCKS

I love woodblock type. Bought a new typeface, a news gothic, from Ireland apparently. They didn’t have a ‘W’ so I got a free ‘!’. The Japanese ink has been mixed with cheap blue poster paint. Anyway, just look at … Continue reading

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Life drawing: Francis Bacon.

Saturday 8th September. In a crypt in a church opposite Euston station. A great set up of scenes based around Francis Bacon. Around 4 hours of intense drawing. http://londondrawing.com/ Three Studies of ‘George Dyer’. Chalk and graphite sticks. The model … Continue reading

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Sketchbook: Wales

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Copley copy.

A tricky composition. At the Tate Britain, having a wander, thinking about political art and depictions of war, having just seen the Aftermath exhibition of post WWI art. I’ve always liked this painting as the artist, John Singleton Copley is … Continue reading

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Sketches on a trip to London.

The Natural History Museum followed by the V&A. Testing out the very black grease pencil (chinagraph pencil).

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