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Tag Archives: acrylics
Pears for Guilia. Acrylic on card. Around A5. It’s hard to buy a present of a good quality pear tree this time of year. So I painted a picture of pears as a substitute until the real thing arrives.
SL with green and artist. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 6o minutes. After going to the Anni Albers show at the Tate Modern, I wanted to up my game on the colour and texture front. The painting gets thinner the … Continue reading
The artworks look very different close up, you can see the thought process.
It’s good to meet someone who loves their job. This model was really happy with the whole process and the end result that he had help create. This was a quick pose painted on prepared paper. The quick excercises and … Continue reading
Three deep grey painted sheets of paper. Two models. On Friday night. Add the music of The Stooges and watch me go. Strong stuff. Continue reading
Robin is one of the best life models around. A character actor, he brings theatre to the room. This week he brought props galore. A Tricorn hat, mask, cape and natty waistcoat. Quite refreshing to concentrate on fabric rather than flesh. Everyone … Continue reading
Here’s a compilation of paintings from the session, quickly photoshopped. Using up the orange Farrow and Ball tester pot, a colour named Charlotte’s Locks. Each separate figure took around 15mins. This my well be worked on. As usual the thought was to energise … Continue reading
The sideways look was momentary. I think it makes the image, balancing the composition and reminding the viewer there is someone else in the room… This session was about how blue works with orange and skin tones. Made while sitting … Continue reading
The last week of the life drawing sessions was electric. With two models to view there is too much to think about, all you can do is roll up your sleeves and get to work. This was the last work … Continue reading
My mother gave me some old canvases and frames. These were painted in the coldest of blues in preparation. A is one of my favourite models, a mixture of strength and grace, a dancer. Here’s the long pose, cropped dramatically. … Continue reading
There was something dynamic and expressionistic in my marks this session. It might be tiredness and the choice of colours. The last work of the night. 1 hour. Strong orange marks then cool green, blacks and greys, pinks covered in the … Continue reading
There has been a fair bit of thought before laying a brush on this. First a layer of spray varnish went down, then a range of deep blues were painted onto the night time windowpanes. The orange was chosen to … Continue reading
This might be the best (and hardest) pose to draw in 10 minutes. I kept on thinking, ‘I have to do this justice’. A dynamic pose with some distortion (on my part). This painting went through so many changes. The … Continue reading
Life drawing is always a challenge. Here’s the first painting, made in about 5 minutes. I’m testing out some new colours, tester pots from Farrow & Ball. This image is painted on top of another less successful daub. This image … Continue reading
A new portrait, just varnished. His garden has a bay tree and a rusting sculpture. The foliage has a lot of different colours in it. From the side. A close up on his face. A real close up.
I have a forthcoming exhibition at the Mary Ward centre 21st September to Saturday 17th October. The title of the show is Information/Expression. The final artwork in this series of life paintings. What a fantastic 12 week course it has been. This … Continue reading
Matthew is a bodybuilder. This evening’s lesson worked well. Two alternating poses in periods of 15 minutes throughout the lesson. a chance to make a very large painting with a strong composition. The focal point is the reflection in the … Continue reading