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Symphony of burgundy.
Symphony of Burgundy. Acrylic and pencil on board. 30 x40cm.Painted with a fan brush and a very limited colour palette of red and browns. There’s a tiny bit of blue as well… I let the wood show through. Made in … Continue reading
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Red portrait. Acrylic, glazing medium and pencil on board. 40 x 50cm.1 hour in front of the model, 20 minutes at home. The model had a small but powerful pink light on his face. This was fascinating to paint. I … Continue reading
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The view from the interior
The view from the interior. Acrylics and oil on canvas. 30 x 50cm. May 2021 – November 2022.This painting took a very long time to complete, with a lot of changes. A scene in a stylised manner, with a sense … Continue reading
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Study / Reality / Reproduction /
Study / Reality / Reproduction. Acrylics on prepared wood. 13″ square.Last Friday night at John Close’s fantastic art class I had the pleasure of painting this scene,In the top left there is a wonderful Grisaille study (with addition of the … Continue reading
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Man & legbones.
Man & legbones. Acrylic on paper. 70 x 80.This model has been painted and drawn many times. Always a pleasure. the pose was strong and the diagonals made the composition interesting. The background wall was bright red in real life, … Continue reading
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Portrait in Orange.
Portrait in Orange. Acrylics with glazing medium, pencil and oil paint on prepared board. A3.Made in one of the hottest days in London. Quite a workout. The Mary Ward Centre had some fans working overtime and both John Close the … Continue reading
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Portrait. Daryl J. Hembrough in Highgate Cemetery.
Daryl J Hembrough in Highgate Cemetery. Acrylic on board. A3.The second of two weeks work (I have yet to finish the small painting from the first week). The background was sketched in before the session started. It came from asking … Continue reading
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Portrait. Daryl J. Hembrough as Philosopher King.
Darryl J Hembrough as Philosopher King. Oil on old canvas board. 42 x 60cm.This painting was created using four colours over two and a half hours. I thought his contemplative atmosphere made him look like a Philosopher King. The colours … Continue reading
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Life drawing. Kit the actor.
Kit as French flag. Acrylic and Chinagraph on prepared paper. 72 x 102cm. 30 minutes.What a pleasure to paint this fine haired fellow. Friday night a St. Lukes. The texture of painting over old work adds to the texture. The … Continue reading
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