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Portrait commission 3: the process.

These are photographs taken at the end of each painting session.The next post will have the finished version.

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Portrait commission 2: second stages.

After making a Picasso-like painting, it was time to go to the realistic side of things.This image is a homage to the black and white photograph, especially Irving Penn.As usual, it was important to make the marks stand out, this … Continue reading

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Portrait commission 1: first sketches and a Picasso-like painting.

Over the next week there will be a post a day about my latest work, a painting of a girl named Rose.

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Holiday Sketches Series 4: Pompeii & Hadrian’s Villa.

The main theatre at Pompeii. You can see how hot it was. My wife (the lady in blue) momentarily sat in front of me before retreating to the shade, so she was quickly captured on the page. The sun bleached … Continue reading

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Holiday Sketches Series 3: Rome

THE PANTHEON. Has to be in Caps really. Probably my favourite building. Some details of all the people and that mesmerising hole at the top of the dome. An earlier version of THE PANTHEON. An impossible building to draw. Too … Continue reading

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Holiday Sketches Series 2b: Tivoli landscape painting.

Tivoli in the morning. Made over successive days with acrylic and pencil in the fantastic sketchbook made by our great friend, Sarah A… she said I had to fill it with landscapes, something I haven’t really tried before. It’s been … Continue reading

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Holiday Sketches Series 2a: Tivoli in pencil

The view from our accommodation in Tivoli was sublime. Hills, waterfalls, rocks with caves, a zig zag path into a gorge, a city on a precipice, a misty view out onto the plain and a terraced hillside full of different … Continue reading

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