Simple Heads No. 1

I get so precious about my art work sometimes to the point where I can hardly do anything so I’m trying to do a simple head a day for a while, see how I get on. Normally I work directly from life but I’m going to work from imagination on these, which is way outContinue reading “Simple Heads No. 1”

Never Any Trouble, Until Now….

My family Zoom painting has 18 people, 2 dogs and a cat and mostly it’s been not too difficult to do, but one or two of the images have been very challenging. This young relative has been exceptionally hard – I’ve really struggled. The angle of the camera, the lighting, the definition, the position ofContinue reading “Never Any Trouble, Until Now….”

And The Cat “Helped”

And the cat “helped”. I went back to the two head drawings I did over the past couple of days and did a bit more work into them with black gouache. These are random heads and I’m going to keep building with gouache, colour is next, and see where it takes me. I’ve always lovedContinue reading “And The Cat “Helped””

Pushing Through The Fog

I’m still finding it hard to get some creative ideas firmed up, during these 10 months of lockdown I’ve done loads of cooking and I’ve been learning to paint but coming up with something original has been really difficult.  I’m still trying though, hoping that something will push through the creative fog. Anyway, today IContinue reading “Pushing Through The Fog”

The Lounging Pose

Here’s the last drawing / painting I did at life drawing last week. It was a 60 minute pose – nearly – in gouache onto black paper. I like these lounging poses, they’re very natural. Having an hour gave me a chance to really concentrate on things like perspective, foreshortening and measuring. It isn’t asContinue reading “The Lounging Pose”

Uncle Bryn In Gouache

I finished this gouache portrait sketch of the Welsh actor Rob Brydon, in his incarnation as Uncle Bryn from Gavin and Stacey. It’s for the GS Artists / 9-to-90 Creative Community Art Festival in Swansea. Last year the subject was Michael Sheen – I did him in embroidery. I think I got a better likenessContinue reading “Uncle Bryn In Gouache”

After The Short Poses ….

After the short poses at life drawing sessions, we move on to 30 minute poses, where I can focus a bit more on the details, but not too much. This week I did a portrait and a reclining pose. Two of my favourites. I’m using gouache into a black sketchbook.         AContinue reading “After The Short Poses ….”

The Short Poses

We always have a few quick poses at the life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop, a cuple of five minutes, one or two ten minutes. These are great because they force you to concentrate on capturing what’s essential, the basis that underlie the image. In the 5 minute pose above, our model poses withContinue reading “The Short Poses”

Just Back From Life Drawing

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop this evening, had a lovely session, we are lucky to have such a brilliant group of life models. I’m off to bed now, I’ll publish the rest over the next couple of days. This is a quick 5 minute pose ….

A Head In Gouache

Here’s another drawing I did at last week’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I spent some time doing a portrait in a 25 minute pose. I used black and white gouache into a black paper sketchbook.       A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I have some small screenprints forContinue reading “A Head In Gouache”