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Life Drawing 13.10.17. On dark ground.

Getting to the Mary Ward Centre early, I picked my place, set my easel up and painted both sheets of paper a very dark grey (a Valspar tester pot named ‘La Plancha’). The living, the dead and the plastic, reflected. … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 06.10.17. The dance of elements.

What to put onto the paper, what to leave out? These decisions aren’t usually thought through too much; we are creatures of instinct and repetition. Below are two different routes to making an artwork, both using a little thought before … Continue reading

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Life drawing 22.09.17. The actress.

The first of the new sessions. This was made by using a large angled flat-head brush loaded with tester pot grey. In two minutes I had the size and composition. Then with different sized pastels the details were worked out. … 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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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This was originally made around 1992 and exhibited in the Oxford FREVDS solo show.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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