Proper Old School

4 Apr

transferring sketch

I dropped by the studio of fellow artist Carys Evans today and we talked about how we work from drawings and preparatory sketches of models – proper old school. I don’t often paint but I have a go now and again and here’s one I made a start on a while back. The original drawing was done in my sketchbook at a life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop and I’ve finished transferring the image using a thin black oil wash onto a canvas sheet that I’d tinted with a sepia-ish colour. I suppose I’d better finish it then.


I have put my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder.  If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page. This one is the legendary grave of Saint Elfys (Elvis) in Pembrokeshire, not for from the Prescelli Mountains. Elfys? Prescelli? Elvis Presley? Coincidence? hhhmmmm

St Elvis

6 Responses to “Proper Old School”

  1. Leonie Andrews April 6, 2017 at 12:52 #

    Go on, we dare you.😉

  2. Michael Richards (certainline) April 5, 2017 at 13:29 #

    Yes, do!

  3. alethakuschan April 4, 2017 at 22:40 #

    Definitely it will be wonderful for you to complete it!

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