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Man & legbones.

Man & legbones. Acrylic on paper. 70 x 80.This model has been painted and drawn many times. Always a pleasure. the pose was strong and the diagonals made the composition interesting. The background wall was bright red in real life, … Continue reading

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Grand Guignol (portrait of Robin and Mr Skellington).

Grand Guignol (Portrait of Robin and Mr Skellington). Acrylic, pencil, oil paint. 40 x 50cm.Painted at the brilliant Mary Ward Centre on the Tuesday night portrait class tutored by the essential John Close. Robin is always a treat to paint, … Continue reading

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Portraits: Nick the Album

Nick is a wonderful friend. He is also a good musician. I thought for a present, he needed an album cover. Here’s the record. Fun!

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Portrait in Orange.

Portrait in Orange. Acrylics with glazing medium, pencil and oil paint on prepared board. A3.Made in one of the hottest days in London. Quite a workout. The Mary Ward Centre had some fans working overtime and both John Close the … Continue reading

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Portrait: Christina the Queen.

Christina, Queen of Denmark. In order of application: Charcoal, Acrylic, Pencils, Oil paint on board. A3.I asked the model who she would like to be painted as. She said Christina, Queen of Denmark. Titles are fun. As you can see … Continue reading

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Portrait: Against the sea and sky.

Against the sea and sky. Acrylics on prepared MDF. 40 x 50cm.A two week pose, with some work at home. I’ve been enjoying the blue skies at the moment and thought it would make the pose a little more heroic. … Continue reading

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Portrait: The waiting room.

The waiting room. Oil on treated pdf board. The pose was for two sessions; it’s been worked on at home, using glazes to heighten the colour and finish the background. Originally the whole painting was a mix of blue greys. … Continue reading

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Portrait. From mono to blue.

From mono to blue. Acrylics, oil glazes and pencil on prepared yellow 1960’s canvas paper. 40 x49 cm.This was a lesson in grisaille (painting in greys). This techniques makes it a lot easier to concentrate on form and tone without … Continue reading

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Adrian in Yellow

Adrian in yellow. Acrylic and glaze medium on prepared board. Adrian is a famous life model, so it was unusual to see him in a scarf. The theme this week was yellow. The look he’s giving is of someone who … Continue reading

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Portrait in red

Portrait in red. Acrylics on prepared mdf. 40 x 5ocm.

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Portrait on blue.

Portrait on Blue. Acrylic on prepared 1960’s Daler canvas paper. 48 x 40cm.I liked this painting enough to have it hanging up in my house. Made at the Tuesday evening portrait class at the Mary Ward Centre, Queens Square, London.Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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A portrait of my Parents.

Anniversary portrait. Acrylic on card. A4.A pleasure to paint. My parents are very cool. Here they are in Italy in the 1960’s. Gold works well for this type of works, being obviously not ‘real’ and full of positive connotations. The … Continue reading

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Portrait. Daryl J Hembrough in a smaller work.

Daryl J Hembrough in a small work. Acrylic, oil and pencil on card. 18 x 26cm.I was late to the class and quickly grabbed some small pieces of cardboard. Daryl is great to work with. The background material had a … Continue reading

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Portrait. Daryl J. Hembrough in Highgate Cemetery.

Daryl J Hembrough in Highgate Cemetery. Acrylic on board. A3.The second of two weeks work (I have yet to finish the small painting from the first week). The background was sketched in before the session started. It came from asking … Continue reading

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Portrait. Daryl J. Hembrough as Philosopher King.

Darryl J Hembrough as Philosopher King. Oil on old canvas board. 42 x 60cm.This painting was created using four colours over two and a half hours. I thought his contemplative atmosphere made him look like a Philosopher King. The colours … Continue reading

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Life drawing. Long thin calm nude.

Long thin calm nude. Oil on primed wood. 60 x 120cm. Three hours.The background was primed with grey-green paint, then Prussian blue and Naples yellow were used in tandem. The discipline of this gave me space to focus on the … Continue reading

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Birthday Portrait. 15.

15. pencils and acrylic on board. A4.There’s some interesting colour choices to make it 3 dimensional. Starting with a mid green, then purple, browns, a little blue and then some red. It follows you around the room.

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The Golden Couple.

The Golden Couple. Acrylics and gold leaf on gesso board. 14″ square.This painting was a commission for a Golden wedding anniversary. I had some fantastic photos of the couple from the 1960’s. There was something dynamic about this image which … Continue reading

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Kate sleeping.

Kate sleeping. 2002(?) – 2022. Oil on Canvas. Kate sleeping was a pretty successful painting of my wife Kate. One of a series of 3.It was painted on the then fashionable very thick framed canvas so it stood out from … Continue reading

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Life drawing. On the theme of Samuel Beckett.

On the theme of Samuel Beckett (PUSH). Acrylic, pencil, and oil paint. 70 x 92cm. 26 November – January 2021.This work had a lot of thought and time put into it. I treated it as a commission from a patron, … Continue reading

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