Tag Archives: acrylic

Holiday Art 1. Still life in the sun.

Painting objects on their own doesn’t usually fill me with joy. I would rather have a breathing subject. The light being so strong in Italy, it gave the still life an interest to me. The subject is the light on … Continue reading

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Life painting 8. Lady on cardboard.

In a rush the paper was left behind. On the way some cardboard was spied, sniffed, found to be clean and carried to The Mary Ward Centre. As hoped the texture was interesting for a bit and the buff colour … Continue reading

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Mr Moustache. A portrait commission.

Mr Moustache went through a large amount of changes. All are fun. I was asked for an impressionistic view of the model, then a more realistic version, then a more photographic version, then a change of background. Some changes are … Continue reading

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Life drawing 8. Robin part 1.

Robin is a great actor and model. He is dramatic even when reclining. Now that is a loud background. An hour. This is the first part. There is room on the left for another pose, to be painted next Friday. … Continue reading

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Life drawing 4 technique & colour

A night of life drawing, in which the model smiles, paint gets smeared with a sponge and Mr Skellington strikes a pose. Continue reading

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Des as Grimaldi.

So, I’m having a small exhibition at the local café. All the paintings I put up are apparently too big for the space – health & safety with a little bit of politics thrown in, you get the picture? Anyway this means I have to come up with some smaller works. So I paint this local character, Des. He likes a joke, does Des, but he’s more than that. With this in mind I thrash at an old, knackered canvas board between 9 and 1, finding this in the morning, looking all colourful and that. Continue reading

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Life drawing 06.07.16. G next to the starless flag. Plus Skull.

This painting reflected the mood of the class on the outcome of the European vote. Hence the title. The simple stance and the wealth of surrounding detail added to the strong colours made for a decorative painting. This week’s theme was the relationship between … Continue reading

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