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Zoom Life Drawing. Y in Berlin.

Y in Berlin. Acrylic, oils and pencils on paper. 90 x 70cm.This started out just as a pencil drawing in the zoom life class. The model is in Berlin, hence the title. It does seem to have something of that … Continue reading

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Zoom life drawing and after.

A and Michelangelo. Acrylic and pencil on paper.This developed over the week. Taking different Michelangelo sculptures and inserting them into the composition. I didn’t know where it was going but it arrived at this state. The model ‘A’ is still … Continue reading

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Neil and two dogs in the sunshine. 1. Beginnings.

This is a book that has been made into sections for this blog. More tomorrow…

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Life Drawing. How do I get to Carnegie Hall?

Practice man, practice. How do I get to Carnegie Hall? Acrylics, pencil, oils and oil pastels on prepared paper. 100 x 70cm.Sometimes a piece of work just takes time and effort to finish. This started off as a 30 minute … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. Man in pencil.

Look left 2. Pencil on paper. 100 x 70cm.This was an enjoyable hour and a half. After some initial sketching, the work was made from right to left as I am very left handed and a terrible smudger. Putting in … Continue reading

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Life drawing. On black.

Lady Macbeth. Acrylics, oil paint and pencil on prepared paper. 100 x 70cm.The background was already dramatic before the figure emerged upon it.We were talking about great roles in the theatre in the life drawing session and Lady Macbeth seems … Continue reading

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Life drawing. On Gold.

On gold. Acrylics, gesso, pencil and oil paint on prepared paper. 70 x 100cm.A frame on the floor really helped with the dynamism and proportion of the figure in the space. You can see how near I was in the … Continue reading

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Six studies of R

The first session with the young man. A few hours of painting, drawing, chatting and listening to Leonard Cohen. The second session. Great fun. Next post is the workings of the final painting.

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Life Drawing. C a l m . .

Calm. Acrylics, pencil and oil paint on paper. 70 x 100cm.There was some interesting times in the making of this work, fun with oil paint and keeping the atmosphere of the original time in the life studio. Some details showing … Continue reading

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Life drawing. The night of the 4B Pencil.

Thinking in Mono. Pencil on paper. 100 x 70cm.It was enjoyable not to have to worry about colour, brushes and cleaning up. A wash of Paynes Grey and liquin was put on the material at home. As usual, if only … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Presence.

Past & Present (SLG x2). Acrylic, pencil and oil on prepared paper. 100 x 70cm.The initial painting was in acrylic, then overpainted in oils thinned with liquin. Again the feeling of the models presence was important. Oil paint gives a … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. Movement | Stasis.

Movement | Stasis. Acrylics and pencil on prepared paper. 100 x 70cm.The dark blue frame and background was painted a few days before the figures. The work was made in two parts. In the first, the model (an actor) was … Continue reading

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Under the influence of Giotto.

I haven’t done many religious works in my life. After buying a beautiful book on Giotto’s work at Assisi, it seemed the right time to make some studies, to try and work out how he gets the emotional intensity of … Continue reading

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R&C

Mother & child. Acrylics on canvas. A good friend has had the most charming young man. I’ve put the work in an old museum frame, not sure what frame it needs at the moment. Here’s pretty much every stage of … Continue reading

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The view from the exterior / interior.

A good night’s life painting. With some work on Sunday afternoon, two paintings are finished. They would look better in oils on canvas but that would be quite a more time consuming , messy and impractical process. We do what … Continue reading

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Life Drawing sessions. 4. Talk / Listen.

Talk to me. Acrylic, black oil paint, pencils on paper. 70x100cmThe model didn’t have red hair. Or such dirty feet. The paper was prepared with dark grey, the light cement colour was quickly and thickly applied, somehow influenced by the … Continue reading

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4 Life Drawing sessions. 3. Relax / Tense.

Relax. Acrylics and pencil on paper. 70x100cm.The paper was prepared with the messy grey-green. The light blue was quickly put on, then the drawing. in the last five minutes of the pose, the pinks and whites were applied. The background … Continue reading

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Goats in Clissold Park, Stoke Newington. Plus Ottesa Moshfegh.

Two Goats, Clissold Park, Stoke Newington. Pencils in the grey sketchbook.Clissold park is great for people (and goat) watching. I had 40 minutes in between picking up the children from climbing. The deer and birds were too far away to … Continue reading

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Derbyshire views.

While staying a week in Derbyshire I had enough time to make a few works. In landscape painting I’m trying to make my viewpoint wide the bridge to get the sense of the way the human eye takes in the … Continue reading

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4 Life Drawing sessions. 1 Prussian blue and ochre.

Due to various reasons I haven’t been painting life models since 2019.There is a small exclusive set of life drawing sessions over the summer holidays and I was lucky enough to be invited. The weather may be hot and the … Continue reading

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