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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
How quickly things can build. Since last week I have had two sessions at different times of the day. The best light is at 5pm but I’m almost always cooking for the family then. Due to a haircut (I was … Continue reading
This canvas I paint over every few years with a self portrait. Good practice, plus, with photography being what it is, there is still a record of the last version. Self portraits usually look a bit odd, an intense stare, … Continue reading
So, what do we have here, then? Some sketches form life, some colour tests, some studies and one of the points of inspiration, a Rembrandt self-portrait.
Now, this painting is still not finished. It has no title and though it has themes, they have not completely coalesced. These images are what has happened so far, after each session. The model was painted from life. See the … Continue reading
These are the workings behind a major as yet unfinished painting of a seated life model. The square canvas has been worked on for a while; in spare time, on the tube or between design jobs I’ve been making notes … Continue reading
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.
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
Time & notation. Acrylics, pastels and pencils on paper. 1 hour. 30 minutes at home.The model changed the pose slightly ever 15 minutes. So it was concentrate and see what was on the paper at the end of the time. … Continue reading
Another term of Life drawing and Painting starts at the Mary Ward Centre. The amount of joy and knowledge gained on these Friday nights really helps the rest of my life. The tutor John Close and the regulars have become … Continue reading
After making a Picasso-like painting, it was time to go to the realistic side of things.This image is a homage to the black and white photograph, especially Irving Penn.As usual, it was important to make the marks stand out, this … Continue reading
Over the next week there will be a post a day about my latest work, a painting of a girl named Rose.
The Archer / ORION. Oil on canvas. 75 x 75 cm.Painted over two life sessions with the model at the fabulous Mary Ward Centre, two sessions preparing the canvas, sketches, a session painting the fabric and four further sessions, finalising … Continue reading
Two chairs, one empty. Acrylic and pencils on paper.I had some thoughts about a photograph in a magazine and in almost a fit of creativity, drew it onto of the painting. The new figure is a kind of ghost interacting … Continue reading
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
The Blue Look. Acrylic and pencil on canvas.This was an old canvas painted a light turquoise-blue. The composition has a lot of movement for a seated pose with strong light.I now have my easel near my work desk so I … Continue reading
The Collector.Acrylic and a little charcoal and pencil over an old painting on paper.The model moved to a new pose every five minutes, picking up objects arranged in front of him. As you can see the choice was made to … Continue reading