Taking Liberties

Here’s another life drawing from yesterday evening’s session at Swansea Print Workshop. I use standard sheets of paper and rarely cut them into another shape, which I suppose is a bit lazy. It’s often difficult to fit the subject into the paper without either cutting bits off or having lots of empty space. I loveContinue reading “Taking Liberties”

Nearly But Not Quite

I did some more painting today – what’s going on with me? I’ve hardly painted since I was in art college back in the 1970s and now I can’t stop. The fabulous GS Artists have been organising free art tutorials, a mixture of Zoom and on-site (observing safety protocols of course). It’s part of theContinue reading “Nearly But Not Quite”

The New Model (Female Nude)

It’s always exciting to get to work with a new model and I had the chance at yesterday’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. This jolly young woman was a joy to draw. The way I draw depends on a number of factors; my materials, my mood, my surroundings and the subject. This is particularlyContinue reading “The New Model (Female Nude)”

A Tight Fit (Male Nude- parental guidance suggested)

Went to life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop yesterday evening and sketched a male model who goes under the name of Ben D’Busse. I started with some very quick drawings and fell into the usual trap of not fitting the figure to the page. I nearly always run over the edges.   Ben is aContinue reading “A Tight Fit (Male Nude- parental guidance suggested)”

Blue Nude Reflected

Here’s another from the archives, when I went through a watercolour phase at life drawing group. I like to use watercolour in a choppy fashion, more like a gouache. This older model used to be a dancer and has a very lithe body which is so interesting to draw, a bit like Egon Schiele’s models.Continue reading “Blue Nude Reflected”

Egon And The Paper

Here’s the last of my series of screenprints of favourite artists for a while. I prepared a screen to take to last Sunday’s Art Car Boot Fair in London’s Brick Lane and started to print it during the afternoon. I used a different vintage paper to the one I used for all the women artists.Continue reading “Egon And The Paper”

And Now The Chaps…

I’ve finished a series of 8 silkscreen prints of women artists who inspire or move me and now I’m going to have a bash at the chaps. It’s been harder to source photographs of the male artists. A lot of them have been very formal, posed ones and so many men in the early twentiethContinue reading “And Now The Chaps…”

Eight Women Finished!

    Here’s the complete set of silkscreens of 8 of my favourite artists that I have been working on for the past few weeks. I’ve done each of them as editions of 25, except for Frida Kahlo, I did 50 of her. I’m not sure why, I just really liked the brushwork on herContinue reading “Eight Women Finished!”

Follow The Line

Husb and I went up to London yesterday for a day of art. First stop, the National Portrait Gallery for the Grayson Perry exhibition, ‘Who Are You?‘. Fantastic show; the works are dispersed throughout the permanent collection of 19th and 20th century portraits so you get to see lots of other work as well. AndContinue reading “Follow The Line”

New Model (Female Nude )

I worked with a new model at life drawing this week. She is great and looks like she could have modelled for Egon Shiele a hundred years ago. It takes a while to get used to a new model. I usually have to try out different techniques. I drew this with the Markers app onContinue reading “New Model (Female Nude )”