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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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Velasquez sketchbook page in 3 states

Christ in the house of Martha & Mary. probably 1618, Diego Velázquez in the National Gallery.  After 15 minute sketch in the National Gallery, this was worked up at home without looking at the original. I really like this painting, it has a lot … Continue reading

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Sketchbook: Wales

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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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Sketchweek 2: Climbing in Derbyshire

My sons went Geckos climbing  club on a holiday (link here). This was in the beautiful Derbyshire peak district on gritstone which is great to climb on. I stayed on the ground and watched in wonder. There was some time … Continue reading

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Sketchweek 1: Family

The amount of times you’ve looked at your family. As you know them so well, there is only so much you can fit into a drawing of them. My Father. 130718. Pencil in sketchbook. A sense of calm. A detail … Continue reading

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