Tag Archives: Modern art

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 7. Bright!

  Heaters are great to paint. Heater on a hot colour. The bright base layer helped the skintone, gold paint helped too. Acrylics and pencils. 1 hour for the main painting, the pencils took around 30 minutes while eating a … 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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Life drawing 10: R & H together with ribbon.

The last week of the life drawing sessions was electric. With two models to view there is too much to think about, all you can do is roll up your sleeves and get to work. This was the last work … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 8: ‘A’ on canvas & sugar paper

My mother gave me some old canvases and frames. These were painted in the coldest of blues in preparation.  A is one of my favourite models, a mixture of strength and grace, a dancer. Here’s the long pose, cropped dramatically. … Continue reading

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Life Painting 1: 260914. Lady with jewellry

The first tentative painting of the new sessions. All this session was created on the floor instead of the easel which explains the perspective.   A 10 minute pose painted twice. The last pose of the session. I’m trying to work … Continue reading

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