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Life drawing 09.02.2018. The Look | The shadow.

So, you have a scene. What do you paint? What do you leave in or take out? What colours to use? All in an hour. The mixture of decisions and the muscle memory is thrilling to me. So, here are … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 02.02.2018. Reclining vertically.

 

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Life Drawing 1: The blue & red rooms

  A detail of the above. This figure was painted first, with a large expanse waiting for the next pose. Both took 30 minutes each. Poses in the red room. The horizontal line connects the two poses. Three figures on … Continue reading

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Mr. Skellington Sings.

The first life drawing session of the year. I happened to get to the Mary Ward Centre early. Turned a few lights on. Set up. Painted for 30 minutes. Tested out some oil sticks. Title: Sing Yor Life Detail. A … Continue reading

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Life drawing 08.12.17. Model & artist.

  A collection of the work in progress.

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Life Drawing 24.11.17. Preparations for a long pose.

The next two weeks will be on one pose. Composition-wise I like the silence on the left, the artist and their reflection and the model in a dynamic seated pose. The side-on artist contrasts nicely with the model. I think … Continue reading

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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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