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Life Drawing 06.10.17. The dance of elements.

What to put onto the paper, what to leave out? These decisions aren’t usually thought through too much; we are creatures of instinct and repetition. Below are two different routes to making an artwork, both using a little thought before … Continue reading

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Life drawing 22.09.17. The actress.

The first of the new sessions. This was made by using a large angled flat-head brush loaded with tester pot grey. In two minutes I had the size and composition. Then with different sized pastels the details were worked out. … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. Woman.

A close up. I like her expression. Imperious. Version 2. With help from friends who gave me a lot of tester pots of paint. The perspective has been corrected (ish). Notice the fourth figure has been painted out. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Life painting 8. Lady on cardboard.

In a rush the paper was left behind. On the way some cardboard was spied, sniffed, found to be clean and carried to The Mary Ward Centre. As hoped the texture was interesting for a bit and the buff colour … Continue reading

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Hemingway 5. Different views.

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Life Drawing 4 & 5: Two male sessions.

Icarus. This is on silver sprayed paper (I hate spray painting – it’s noxious). The models head was very near, hence the heightened perspective. There was a conscious decision to leave the background blank. Wings could be added. There is as … 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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