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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 8. Robin part 1.

Robin is a great actor and model. He is dramatic even when reclining. Now that is a loud background. An hour. This is the first part. There is room on the left for another pose, to be painted next Friday. … Continue reading

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Life drawing 6: on coloured ground.

In the middle of the night the thought came to put solid colours onto paper. Three sheets were prepared with acrylic applied with a printing roller. The next evenings work benefited from the bright ground. Gold paint works well against … Continue reading

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Life drawing 5. Mr muscle.

My brain was overloaded with the amount of information to take in. The plan was to concentrate on the model, from his hair to the navel. This changed when given the challenge of taking in the scene, the skull and … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 4: The Tall lady

A Friday night Life drawing art class at the Mary Ward Centre involving a skull, a tall lady. Made into pretend prints via photoshop. Acrylics, pencils etc etc. 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 2. Inks & Biro.

It was time for the last pose of the night. The room was full of tension. The tutor, John Close, wanted me to sit down and use a biro. So selecting a knackered paint spattered donkey that’s just what I … Continue reading

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