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Life drawing. On Gold.

On gold. Acrylics, gesso, pencil and oil paint on prepared paper. 70 x 100cm.A frame on the floor really helped with the dynamism and proportion of the figure in the space. You can see how near I was in the … Continue reading

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Life Drawing: 100715. Firbaus on Gold

This was painted over an older daub; it gives you something to work against. The shiny gold has a strength and association that makes anything on it have a narrative edge. 1 hour 15 minutes. The heat was making the … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 26.06.15. Robin the character actor.

This week was about composition. Robin, as entertaining as always, brought some props and the studio was adorned with the materials of a tavern scene in 17th Century Holland. The lesson consisted of 5 ten minute poses, followed by the same … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 2: 080515. Barry in colour.

This gold paper is tough. ContĂ© pastels don’t attach to the surface but scrape through the paint, revealing the gold underneath. 45 minutes. The reflection makes the image. A close up of of Barry, You can see the scratches.I’d forgotten … Continue reading

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Life drawing 10: 20.03.15. 2 models.

As soon as you have two figures in space your mind creates a narrative. The act of having to describe the space between the models give the image grounding. These are not people floating in space but real humans in … Continue reading

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