Tag Archives: Art

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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Life Drawing 4 & 5: Two male sessions.

Icarus. This is on silver sprayed paper (I hate spray painting – it’s noxious). The models head was very near, hence the heightened perspective. There was a conscious decision to leave the background blank. Wings could be added. There is as … Continue reading

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Life drawing 1. Exercises.

Back into another session of life drawing at the wonderful Mary Ward Centre. Nice to see some familiar faces. Drawn with both hands at once on an  A3 cardboard envelope. 10 minutes. The other side of the envelope. A drawing … Continue reading

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St. Paul McCartney in the storm 1992/2016

This was originally made around 1992 and exhibited in the Oxford FREVDS solo show. Uncovering recently, I thought it needed a revamp. Paul is in a dressing room and his body language looks defensive, his eyes blank. It made me … Continue reading

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Adverts for local press.

Made for the Tufnell Park Parents magazine. Kept as simple as possible. Lots of faces and an email. A full page version. A half page version.

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The art teacher

Year 4 got an art lesson on Tuesday. It covered: Equipment, looking while drawing, scale and perspective, shading, colour temperatures, imagination and why bicycles are hard to draw. This consisted of the kids telling me what to draw, making the … Continue reading

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illustrations of windows

Creating a series of building illustrations for a map commission, I was pleased by the amount of shapes, sizes and styles that made up the windows. The architectural history is embedded in the designs, from the medieval to the modernist.  

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