Marks Of A Life Lived

6 Oct

Here’s the long pose from the most recent life drawing session. I had a good viewing position, with some great foreshortening on that right leg. I love foreshortening. It drives me nuts when I’m doing it but I enjoy a challenge! Our model bears the marks of a life lived on her body, with a voluptuousness that comes with age and the scar of cancer surgery. These make her more fascinating to draw as they challenge our society’s tiresome obsession about youth and alleged “perfection”, which gets boring to be honest.

Having an hour gave me the chance to do some work on the gorgeous quilt that our model brings with her. It’s nice to have that contrast to the colour and texture of her flesh, the natural and the manufactured. And I’ve always been a bit of a sucker for a paisley design.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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