Tag Archives: Modern art

Sculpture.

These are works made almost by accident from times when I was tidying up in the garden or on the phone; they are 3D doodles. The Couple. around 6ft of garden materials. Different photographs of the sculpture. Since being made … 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. The Collector.

The Collector.Acrylic and a little charcoal and pencil over an old painting on paper.The model moved to a new pose every five minutes, picking up objects arranged in front of him. As you can see the choice was made to … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. Contemplation of chance in painting.

Contemplation of chance in painting.Acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal and pencil on paper.This painting had four different stages. 1. The smaller figure was made months ago.2. The wine red acrylic was slapped on, again months ago. It was then put in … Continue reading

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The Succession.

The Succession. Oil on Canvas. 1x1m. 08.05.19. The work is about representing living people on canvas. The real model, the reflection of the model and the Artist reflected in a mirror, the skull (a remnant from an earlier painting on … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Nudes on blue & green.

Two nudes on blue. Acrylic on canvas board. The night of the alternating poses. An exciting night where things were kept moving by a new set up. The model alternated between two poses, changing positions every 15 minutes. 
This made … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Head over Heels

Friday night 6-9pm 28.09.18. The Mary Ward Centre. John Close was the tutor. Head over Heels. Acrylic and wax pencil on canvas board. Around 50 minutes. Thanks for the title Andy. The final pose of the night. The full figure … Continue reading

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Life drawing: 11.05.18. G & Francis Bacon.

G asleep. After Francis Bacon’s Man in Blue Series. Just before starting this painting the class were talking about Francis Bacon. I was talking about how much I admired his Man in blue series. The feeling of these works seems … Continue reading

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Life drawing 2. St. Jerome

This very empathic model once posed as St. Jerome in a crypt near Euston. For me he will always be the saint. This is painted over an old work, which meant that it pushed me to great heights. If I’m … 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 13.10.17. On dark ground.

Getting to the Mary Ward Centre early, I picked my place, set my easel up and painted both sheets of paper a very dark grey (a Valspar tester pot named ‘La Plancha’). The living, the dead and the plastic, reflected. … 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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Holiday Art 3. People.

My eldest son. A study in blues. Acrylic & pencils. The dry look of the texture and colour scheme was influenced by frescos. The pose and look are all his own. Started form life, then finished of from quick images … Continue reading

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Hemingway 4. The book of the painting.

Being a designer as well as a painter I make books on my major paintings. This collates all the different strands that go into the work. I do like a show & tell. Here’s some of the spreads.   Buy … Continue reading

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Hemingway 3. The finished work.

Ernest Hemingway, Pilar The Gulf Stream Sun over the yard arm 1947So here it is. A long time. A lot of thought. A fair few marks. Some notes on the work. The work is made from oil paint with a … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 7. Model & artist.

This week composition seemed to be on my mind. This is titled The Magician, Model and Skellington. Each part has been moved around from the real view; the skellington was over to the left and larger, the artist on the … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 6: The Australian.

This session was about the horizontal contours around shapes. This was the last session for the life model before returning to Oz. Again the paper was prepared before using toxic spraypaint. This was created in an hour of fun. Good … 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 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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