Friday, November 12, 2010

House painting commission

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
80 x 60 cms

Here's a recent house painting I did for a friend last month.


Saturday, November 06, 2010

Mairen portrait study

10x12 inches
Pencil on paper

A portrait study working on my drawing . Tried to keep to a classical drawing technique of hatching here without any smudging. All done free-hand but took time -about 3-4 hours


Thursday, November 04, 2010

This weeks life class

Female figure sleeping pose
Pastel on Sennelier pastel card
10x12 inches

This was the sketch from the long pose (about one hour 30mins). It was a bit of a struggle as the model moved her arm and shoulder position quite considerably at half time. Its part of the challenge of life drawing/painting that you are painting a living 3d thing that i not static. I had to totally re-do that section !

I forgot to post the week before's work too! again it was a toughy with a lot of fore-shortening to deal with

Male model prone position

Pastel on Sennelier pastel card


About one and a half hours again


Wednesday, November 03, 2010

National Galleries of Scotland − Support Us − All Portraits

National Galleries of Scotland − Support Us − All Portraits

Click the link about to see how you can help Scotland's National Portrait Gallery complete its fundraising for its major re-vamp due to be completed next year.

The Portrait of the Nation is going to be fantastic!