Tag Archives: Painting

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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Life Drawing 03.11.17. 2 models, many marks made.

2 Ladies on blue and green. This week had the excitement of two models. This can be daunting, but if you start with a plan and make some marks on the page things start flowing. The reflection in the mirror … Continue reading

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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 06.10.17. The dance of elements.

What to put onto the paper, what to leave out? These decisions aren’t usually thought through too much; we are creatures of instinct and repetition. Below are two different routes to making an artwork, both using a little thought before … Continue reading

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Holiday Art 3. Derbyshire Landscapes.

The landscape of derbyshire is dramatic in the the summertime, the exuberence of the heather, the texture of the gritstone, the abundance of greens, all topped by the big busy sky. All paintings / drawings¬† are from my A3 sketchbook.¬† … 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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