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Life Drawing. Man.

We were asked what we wanted the work to be about before we started drawing. Answers ranged from ‘volume’, ‘real’; I said ‘grace’. This is delicate. Each surface has it’s own marks and colour scheme. This was made with acrylics … Continue reading

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Party sketches

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Summer sketches. Surrey Flowers & Lewes Lido

These sketchbook pages are concerned with sunlight, interesting mark making and colour. The first three are images were made in gardens that are growing like there is no tomorrow. How to capture all this? These images were made at Lewes … Continue reading

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Hemingway 5. Different views.

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Hemingway 4. The book of the painting.

Being a designer as well as a painter I make books on my major paintings. This collates all the different strands that go into the work. I do like a show & tell. Here’s some of the spreads.   Buy … Continue reading

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Hemingway 3. The finished work.

Ernest Hemingway, Pilar The Gulf Stream Sun over the yard arm 1947 So here it is. A long time. A lot of thought. A fair few marks. Some notes on the work. The work is made from oil paint with … Continue reading

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Hemingway painting 1. Studies.

This is the story of an oil painting. A painting of Ernest Hemingway, commissioned by a major patron of mine. There will be 5 posts, this one is about the research, sketches and studies. An oil study with pencil, around … Continue reading

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