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Life Drawing: Black & White into Colour. Plus Umbrellas indoors.

The Quick & the Quicker. Acrylic and pencil on paper. 1 hour infant of the model, 30 minutes in the studio. I’ve been looking at underpainting, thinking to get the important part down from life and add things like colour … Continue reading

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A birthday card.

Some details and the idea behind the choice of paper and techniques. I do love the early colour process, Autochrome. These photographs on glass have a really interesting patina.

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I’m in an Exhibition, plus many sketches.

Sorry, it’s been a while. I’ve been working hard on a graphics project, so time has passed since the last post. I’m in a lovely exhibition at the NudeTinCan gallery in St. Albans. It’s called ‘Nude or fully Clothed’ which suits the wide range of good works on show.I have two pieces in the exhibition: Repeat Performance … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 7: Highgate wood.

To end the week here’s the tranquil landscape of Highgate Wood. The dog I’m looking after wanted to rest, so out came the book and this is what was recorded. The path. 040818. Graphite stick and HB pencil. A detail … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 6: Barry Humphries’ Weimar Cabaret + my son on the tube.

This was a fantastic show. Meow Meow is incredible. Musically pretty perfect too. I pray for a recorded version to torture / play to the kids in the car. Setting the scene: The Barbican hall before the performance. Pencil. 40 … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 5: Drawing in the dark.

‘Draw without looking at the paper’. The sort of thing an art teacher will say to a student. As it was nightime around a camp fire when this was made there was no choice. When I looked at the paper … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 3: Anthony Hopkins as King Lear.

Again, watching Shakespeare on the TV. Again, the TV sketching rules are: No freeze framing, No revising afterwards. So it’s like a moving life drawing class. King Lear is great to draw as he goes through such a transformation. Anthony … Continue reading

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