Tag Archives: figurative art

The Grey Sketchbook.

After a cardboard square sketchbook, here’s the new grey, A3 sugar-paper one. Edward with umbrella, pencil and markers. Made when I felt absolutely terrible. It was such a nice composition that I had to scrawl it down. From top left. … Continue reading

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Sketches of my family.

A in the sunshine. Acrylic and pencil on paper.This work was about the full on power of the sun and what it does to colour and form. E at work. Acrylic and pencil on brown paper in a sketchbook.My youngest … Continue reading

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Self Portrait April 2020

I think this is finished with. For a while. Pensive self portrait. April 2020. Oil on canvas.Painted at different times of day, in different clothes, on different chairs (all things that were slightly unfortunate). You can tell it’s painted from … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Looking left x2.

Looking left No.1. Acrylic, chalk and pencil on paper. I think it was 25 minutes, plus some more on the skull of the now famous Mr. Skellington.Sitting poses need some dynamism. The chalk was added on the background to make … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. The Bewlay brothers. Plus Quick poses.

The Bewlay Brothers. Pencil and paint on paper.The title has been going around my head and seemed to fit. Some quick poses from the night. Some quick poses form the Friday before.

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Life Drawing: Memory

Remembering. Acrylic, oil washes, pencil and pastel on paper.Still trying to make the experience of the viewer more tangible. Some experiments in texture and mixed media. Heavily worked on at home, hence the title. Been looking at Michelangelo sculpture get … Continue reading

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Life Drawing: Dominic on blue.

Dominic in Blue. Acrylic, pencil and pastel on paper.Another fantastic night of painting with Domininc. A very dynamic set up of easels surrounding the model.

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Portrait commission 4: The final work.

Here’s the final painting. I’ll varnish it in about 6 months. Lots of nice details.

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Portrait commission 3: the process.

These are photographs taken at the end of each painting session.The next post will have the finished version.

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Portrait commission 1: first sketches and a Picasso-like painting.

Over the next week there will be a post a day about my latest work, a painting of a girl named Rose.

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Life Drawing. Faceless.

Dominic wearing Barrie’s mask. Pencil and acrylic on paper.Dominic has a bright, positive personality, which shows through even in this muted painting.. His face was covered by a mask, hence the blurry feel. The mask was worn by another model, … Continue reading

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A connection is made.

A connection is made. Acrylic on treated plywood.Two of the top models in London, ‘A’ and Mr. Skellington. Lots of decisions made before putting paint on the brush. Colour, crop, brush sizes all were worked out beforehand. I was trying … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. The look.

The Look.Charcoal, chalk and oil pastel on sugar paper. 30 minutes.Not much to say on this one.

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Life Drawing. Contemplation of chance in painting.

Contemplation of chance in painting.Acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal and pencil on paper.This painting had four different stages. 1. The smaller figure was made months ago.2. The wine red acrylic was slapped on, again months ago. It was then put in … Continue reading

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The Succession.

The Succession. Oil on Canvas. 1x1m. 08.05.19. The work is about representing living people on canvas. The real model, the reflection of the model and the Artist reflected in a mirror, the skull (a remnant from an earlier painting on … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Just pencils

Ms Mono. Pencils on paper. One hour pose. This model always has a regal air about her.There was an idea to keep it simpler on this Friday night. Just pencils. Not to worry about skin colour, so the figure is … Continue reading

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Life painting. One Sunday afternoon.

Sunday afternoon. 3 hours of oil painting on canvas. The skull wasn’t that near the model in the studio. The colours seemed to work well, though I found oil painting problematic, with it’s longer drying time and buttery texture. The … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Holding On plus an older post that got lost.

Holding On. Acrylic on prepared paper. 60 minutes.I’ve been trying to learn, to get better, to progress. Instead of just painting, repeating the same work, I have goals; making sure the work is worth doing. Here’s what I’m working on. … Continue reading

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Life drawing: PB

Other 15 minute painted sketches and details.

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Life drawing. The actress.

The first Friday night of the new term at The Mary Ward Centre. The building, tutor John Close, model, fellow students and even the cafĂ© are all as wonderful as usual. Some new paints, some old bits of drawing material, … Continue reading

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