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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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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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