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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 café are all as wonderful as usual. Some new paints, some old bits of drawing material, … Continue reading

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Viv around eleven in the morning, 2018.

Here’s my latest commission. Viv around eleven in the morning, 2018. Oil on canvas. Summer – Autumn 2018. Viv has a vibrant and intelligent presence. Capturing her look and the brilliant summer sunlight of those morning portrait sessions became the … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 9. Robin part 2

This was the final session before the Easter break. Adding the standing figure and background in two hours. The palette is more considered, the brushstokes a little less dramatic. If it’s exhibited I’ll try and work out a narrative. This … Continue reading

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