Tag Archives: Painting

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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Life drawing. SL.

SL with green and artist. Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 6o minutes. After going to the Anni Albers show at the Tate Modern, I wanted to up my game on the colour and texture front. The painting gets thinner the … 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.Canvas boards & black paper.

Back to the Mary Ward Centre on a Friday night with the great tutor John Close. The model was the fantastic Dominic, a very enthusiastic young man with some very good poses. All work was made with one large brush, … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 2: Climbing in Derbyshire

My sons went Geckos climbing  club on a holiday (link here). This was in the beautiful Derbyshire peak district on gritstone which is great to climb on. I stayed on the ground and watched in wonder. There was some time … Continue reading

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Life Drawing. Repeat Performance.

The last two sessions of the term at The Mary Ward Centre, Queen Square, London. The figures on the left could be in a painting within a painting. The pictoral space is slightly out. A painting is like a song … Continue reading

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