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Mr Moustache. A portrait commission.

Mr Moustache went through a large amount of changes. All are fun. I was asked for an impressionistic view of the model, then a more realistic version, then a more photographic version, then a change of background. Some changes are … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 2. Wrong hand? Wrong media?

A found pot of ink and a pipette. Lessons on drawing with your ‘wrong’ hand, drawing without looking at the paper, drawing on crumpled paper, drawing with both hands. The last hour was spent doing this composition, with my fellow … Continue reading

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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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