Tag Archives: Painting

Velasquez sketchbook page in 3 states

Christ in the house of Martha & Mary. probably 1618, Diego Velázquez in the National Gallery.  After 15 minute sketch in the National Gallery, this was worked up at home without looking at the original. I really like this painting, it has a lot … Continue reading

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Life drawing. A man.

Some details and Man with a blue ribbon.

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Life drawing: Look left.

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Life drawing. The actress.

The first Friday night of the new term at The Mary Ward Centre. The building, tutor John Close, model, fellow students and even the café are all as wonderful as usual. Some new paints, some old bits of drawing material, … Continue reading

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Reflection & study.

Reflection. Acrylics, charcoal and pencil on canvas. 30.11.18 & 07.12.18This painting is of a well known model. The composition is unusual.The last of the term at the brilliant Mary Ward Centre. Study for Reflection. Charcoal, acrylic, pencil and chalk on … Continue reading

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Viv around eleven in the morning, 2018.

Here’s my latest commission. Viv around eleven in the morning, 2018. Oil on canvas. Summer – Autumn 2018. Viv has a vibrant and intelligent presence. Capturing her look and the brilliant summer sunlight of those morning portrait sessions became the … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Robin, tie, skull.

Robin, tie, skull. Acrylics and pencil on board. 1 hour. This was a fight from the off. The crop meant that the face did not coalesce easily. Texture and composition were fun. Here’s a close up of the texture on … Continue reading

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