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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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Life Drawing 1. Japanese lady ‘Y’.

Life drawing at the Mary Ward Centre on a Friday night. Fun fun fun. Continue reading

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A birthday card, a leaving card

My daughter. A birthday card. In acrylic and pencil on card. A trampoline themed cake. S,C&L’s leaving card. Good friends and neighbours. S drawn from life. C inspired by medieval Saints holding her house, No.15. Sketches from life. C on the … Continue reading

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Saints in the café.

These are two local gentlemen. One wears Rasta clothes and nail varnish, the other a nice fedora. Both have walking sticks, which gave me a link to bring them into the same image. Media used: Wood base, acrylic, pencils, metallic … Continue reading

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Des as Grimaldi.

So, I’m having a small exhibition at the local café. All the paintings I put up are apparently too big for the space – health & safety with a little bit of politics thrown in, you get the picture? Anyway this means I have to come up with some smaller works. So I paint this local character, Des. He likes a joke, does Des, but he’s more than that. With this in mind I thrash at an old, knackered canvas board between 9 and 1, finding this in the morning, looking all colourful and that. Continue reading

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Life drawing 1 22/04/16. Ms T in many media

Ms T is a model with a dramatic presence; an arch of the eyebrow showing an inner strength? This work was planned in three distinct phases. The first marks were with a large brush heavily loaded with Wedgewood blue coloured acrylic … Continue reading

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The Magician 2nd state.

There has been a fair bit of thought before laying a brush on this. First a layer of spray varnish went down, then a range of deep blues were painted onto the night time windowpanes. The orange was chosen to … Continue reading

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