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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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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 1947So 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 a … 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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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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AB Smiles Sunny Sunday Magnolia.

The final work. A commission. The work at angles. The work seems to handle being played with. Here’s a harder version, more like an old master palette and blue period Picasso version. I still like this large sketch from life. … Continue reading

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