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Life drawing 1: profile

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

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At London Zoo again.

I’ve gone to the zoo, sketchbook in hand. Here’s what I saw. Continue reading

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Life Drawing. Canvas & blue tape.

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

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Life drawing.Canvas boards & black paper.

Back to the Mary Ward Centre on a Friday night with the great tutor John Close. The model was the fantastic Dominic, a very enthusiastic young man with some very good poses. All work was made with one large brush, … Continue reading

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A bus journey.

The number 263 to Highbury Corner around 11am on the 26th February 2018.

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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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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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Life drawing 3. Exercises…

Making art on a Friday night at The Mary Ward Centre. Using a range of media to capture the atmosphere in the room. Continue reading

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Life Drawing 5: Lady M & the red material.

M has a dramatic air and great midnight black hair. Painting and drawing from the floor, wall and easel. Dramatic red material made for theatrical art. Plus some sketches. Continue reading

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Information/Expression Exhibition

I’m having an exhibition. Please come along. INFORMATION /  EXPRESSION  Paintings from life by Trevor Mill PRIVATE VIEW /  Friday 2nd October 6pm-8pm MARY WARD CENTRE / 21st September – 16th October 2015 42 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AQ MaryWardCentre.ac.uk / TrevorMill.com /  Trevoirio.wordpress.com About the Works: These paintings all began upstairs … Continue reading

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