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Life drawing 10.11.17. Man & fabric.

Barry the model has had many portraits made of his craggy, proud face. I always think of him as Crassus. But with a watch. It was conscious of leaving the lower part of the painting; there’s a need for more … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 03.11.17. 2 models, many marks made.

2 Ladies on blue and green. This week had the excitement of two models. This can be daunting, but if you start with a plan and make some marks on the page things start flowing. The reflection in the mirror … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 20.27.17. Pencil only.

The angular lady G with fluid blue ribbon. A 4B pencil. As a child I didn’t use colour, just this smudgy pencil. Strange to go back. The graphic designer in me had to make the ribbon blue. The angular lady … Continue reading

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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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