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Gails in South Kensington. Having a coffee. This reminds me of a bus stop picture I made in powder paint circa 1985… Sketching my son sketching x3. On the Northern line. Showing him differing approaches to starting a drawing. My … Continue reading
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Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s tree with sheep, summer 2021. Tester pot acrylic and pencil on 1960’s art paper. Around A3. Probably an old imperial size.Chatsworth is a nice place to spend a few hours, lounging in the grounds, trying not to … Continue reading
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Life Drawing. Man in pencil.
Look left 2. Pencil on paper. 100 x 70cm.This was an enjoyable hour and a half. After some initial sketching, the work was made from right to left as I am very left handed and a terrible smudger. Putting in … Continue reading
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I’ve been on public transport and find that instead of glaring at people without masks on, I’d rather look at my hands and draw what I see.
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Brown Sketchbook. Even more!
These pages are about watching my youngest son learn. One of my favourite studies. The sunlight was blinding. The composition seems to work, there’s enough space, perspective, colours and lines to be interesting. Here’s the other side of the garden, … Continue reading
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The Brown Sketchbook. 3. More.
Most of these pages have been worked on over a period of weeks or months. The large image is originally from watching 5 nations Rugby (underneath the paper he’s the kicker of the England team). There’s help with homework, kids … Continue reading
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Sketches of my family.
A in the sunshine. Acrylic and pencil on paper.This work was about the full on power of the sun and what it does to colour and form. E at work. Acrylic and pencil on brown paper in a sketchbook.My youngest … Continue reading
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My youngest son has the pleasure of my company as I take him to various lessons. He’s now at home, next to me doing his homework now… Mostly I’m designing on the laptop while he’s learning but sometimes I’ll start … Continue reading
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Miles Davis Sketches.
Watching the documentary ‘Birth Of The Cool’ on the brilliant BBC Iplayer. I think I prefer biographies and autobiographies in print than in film form. The performances are still good though and the faces of the protagonists were mesmerising.The usual … Continue reading
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The Red Painting 1. Sketches, studies and notes.
These are the workings behind a major as yet unfinished painting of a seated life model. The square canvas has been worked on for a while; in spare time, on the tube or between design jobs I’ve been making notes … Continue reading
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Portrait commission 2: second stages.
After making a Picasso-like painting, it was time to go to the realistic side of things.This image is a homage to the black and white photograph, especially Irving Penn.As usual, it was important to make the marks stand out, this … Continue reading
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Gallery studies. Epstein, Van Gogh and Bacon.
Study of The Visitation, a sculpture by Jacob Epstein. Pencil on sketchbook. Made by standing infront of the work in the Tate Britain (while overhearing Simon Schama enthuse on David Bomberg, which made me very happy). I really like the … Continue reading
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Drawing, drawing and more drawing.
My wonderful sister. A birthday card.Thought it would be fun to mimic an early Lucian Freud trick. Waiting for a friend St.Martins Lane.So much fun being in the centre of the world (for me) and having some time to make … Continue reading
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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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Sketches on a trip to London.
The Natural History Museum followed by the V&A. Testing out the very black grease pencil (chinagraph pencil).
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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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Life drawing. Being there.
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Sketchbook work and a small sculpture.
I’ve been moving house, hence the lack of posts. As soon as things are out of boxes expect a flood of work. In the meantime, here’s some sketches made over the last few weeks.
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