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Life drawing: Francis Bacon.

Saturday 8th September. In a crypt in a church opposite Euston station. A great set up of scenes based around Francis Bacon. Around 4 hours of intense drawing. http://londondrawing.com/ Three Studies of ‘George Dyer’. Chalk and graphite sticks. The model … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. Repeat Performance.

The last two sessions of the term at The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London. The figures on the left could be in a painting within a painting. The pictoral space is slightly out. A painting is like a song … Continue reading

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Life drawing 09.02.2018. The Look | The shadow.

So, you have a scene. What do you paint? What do you leave in or take out? What colours to use? All in an hour. The mixture of decisions and the muscle memory is thrilling to me. So, here are … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 02.02.2018. Reclining vertically.

 

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Life drawing 2. St. Jerome

This very empathic model once posed as St. Jerome in a crypt near Euston. For me he will always be the saint. This is painted over an old work, which meant that it pushed me to great heights. If I’m … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 1: The blue & red rooms

  A detail of the above. This figure was painted first, with a large expanse waiting for the next pose. Both took 30 minutes each. Poses in the red room. The horizontal line connects the two poses. Three figures on … Continue reading

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Mr. Skellington Sings.

The first life drawing session of the year. I happened to get to the Mary Ward Centre early. Turned a few lights on. Set up. Painted for 30 minutes. Tested out some oil sticks. Title: Sing Yor Life Detail. A … Continue reading

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