Lush Colours

Here’s the life drawing from last week’s session – a one hour pose. It took me a while to get into it – it’s late and after a day’s work so I’m usually really tired by then. But sometimes the tiredness frees me up a bit. I love the lush colours of my Daler RowneyContinue reading “Lush Colours”

Got A Bit Of Culture

Husb and I got a bit of culture today. We booked a slot at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery to see the new show, Terra Ferma by Carlos Bunga and to check in with the permanent collections, always something new to see there. I had a scribble through the door to the main gallery, withContinue reading “Got A Bit Of Culture”

I Was Ruthless

This was a 25 minute pose at last week’s life drawing session, but the first one I tried (below) just wasn’t grabbing me, so I started again. Sometimes when something isn’t working out, I keep at it and try and work it through, but this time, it really wasn’t getting anywhere. So I was ruthless.Continue reading “I Was Ruthless”

The Short Poses

We start our Thursday night life drawing classes with short poses to warm up. I enjoy these because they force you to concentrate on the essence of what’s there, rather than getting distracted by details. I used black and sanguine conte crayons onto some vintage paper, size A3, half the size of the pieces I’veContinue reading “The Short Poses”

Another Week, Another Life Drawing

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop, this is a 25 minute pose drawn with a sanguine conte crayon. Off to bed now …. 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 givenContinue reading “Another Week, Another Life Drawing”

Drawing On Rubbish

I tried something different for the final, one hour, pose at life drawing last week. I had these four pieces of paper that had been coated with yellow printing ink. I’d fished them out of a bin and they’d been knocking around for ages. So I loosely taped them to my drawing board and drewContinue reading “Drawing On Rubbish”

Like Marmite ….

These reclining poses are like Marmite in our Thursday night life drawing sessions at Swansea Print Workshop. People love ’em or hate ’em. Personally I can’t get enough of ’em, I love the foreshortening, I’m a glutton for punishment. I used Daler Rowney artist’s soft pastels for this 30 minute drawing, onto a heavy vintageContinue reading “Like Marmite ….”


Here’s one of the thirty minute poses from Thursday evening’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I worked with black conte crayon, which is a fairly hard, oily pastel, onto some vintage paper, about A2 size. The model was standing very solidly, almost sculptural, and I wanted to capture that. A Chance To OwnContinue reading “Solidity”

Just Back …..

Just back from Swansea Print Workshop life drawing group and these are the first two poses of the evening, both 5 minutes to get us into the swing of it. I blurred some of the drawing because Facebook has been getting a bit twitchy lately and I don’t want to get a ban! It’s annoyingContinue reading “Just Back …..”