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Copley copy.

A tricky composition. At the Tate Britain, having a wander, thinking about political art and depictions of war, having just seen the Aftermath exhibition of post WWI art. I’ve always liked this painting as the artist, John Singleton Copley is … Continue reading

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A sketch from Parliament Hill last Saturday.

A nice day. I was there to drop someone off at rugby. As the caf√© was full I sat on a bench and sketched. Here’s the result with and without notation. I loved the dog Betsy who as dogs are … Continue reading

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Sketching in the sun.

At a family BBQ with pencils and a sketchpad.

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Holiday Sketches

During some quiet moment I was able to sketch my children. The kids wanted to join in, hence the drawings which look like thoughts at the top of this page. These drawings are of me. The lower part of this … Continue reading

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Life Drawing 4: Joe & measurements

Bach versus Iggy? Measurement versus impression? Paint versus pastel?
Why not have it all. You make the rules on the page. Continue reading

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Holiday sketches.

These are from sketchbooks and a work notepad that accompanied me on my trips camping and to Ireland. A rainy day drawing. Reading in bed. While people were chatting… A torso. And the head to go with it. Pevensy beach. … Continue reading

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Sketching relations

15¬†minutes. Making the book the centre of the work, as it was the centre of concentration for the sitter. An hour while chatting. Nice to work only in (B) pencil again. Trying to get as much out of the one … Continue reading

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