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A birthday card.

Some details and the idea behind the choice of paper and techniques. I do love the early colour process, Autochrome. These photographs on glass have a really interesting patina.

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Velasquez sketchbook page in 3 states

Christ in the house of Martha & Mary. probably 1618, Diego Velázquez in the National Gallery.  After 15 minute sketch in the National Gallery, this was worked up at home without looking at the original. I really like this painting, it has a lot … Continue reading

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A portrait of a friend.

SC in Sicily. Jan 2019. Acrylic and Oil Pastel. This commission was an interesting exercise in trying to capture the personality of someone I know well. The image was one taken in intense sunlight with most of the face in … Continue reading

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I’m in an Exhibition, plus many sketches.

Sorry, it’s been a while. I’ve been working hard on a graphics project, so time has passed since the last post. I’m in a lovely exhibition at the NudeTinCan gallery in St. Albans. It’s called ‘Nude or fully Clothed’ which suits the wide range of good works on show.I have two pieces in the exhibition: Repeat Performance … Continue reading

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Reflection & study.

Reflection. Acrylics, charcoal and pencil on canvas. 30.11.18 & 07.12.18This painting is of a well known model. The composition is unusual.The last of the term at the brilliant Mary Ward Centre. Study for Reflection. Charcoal, acrylic, pencil and chalk on … Continue reading

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Life drawing. The look.

The Look. Charcoal, pastel and pencils on paper 100 x 72.So, there was fabric hanging from my easel to the model. I had decided to travel light and just take a range of pencils and a rubber by my side. … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 3: Anthony Hopkins as King Lear.

Again, watching Shakespeare on the TV. Again, the TV sketching rules are: No freeze framing, No revising afterwards. So it’s like a moving life drawing class. King Lear is great to draw as he goes through such a transformation. Anthony … Continue reading

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