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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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Portraits from two sources.

Portraits. Paintings and collage with glitter, gold leaf and pencils. Continue reading

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Life drawing: Oil & canvas

The last of this year’s Friday night classes at the wonderful Mary Ward Centre. Using oils with a time limit can be tricky. The results can be a muddy mess. A solution was to lay on the paint and then … Continue reading

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