Tag Archives: life model

Three Short Poses

30 Sep

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop – here are the first three poses from this evening, we always begin with quick ones to warm up. She’s a great model. I used conte crayons in black and sanguine and I drew onto some paper that I’d used for another drawing, in walnut ink, but I didn’t like it so ….. waste not want not. Anyway. It’s late so Nos Da, Good Night xxx

Lying Down On The Job

4 Sep

My favourite pose each week at life drawing seshes is the recliner. I like it best when I’m not head on to the model, but observing from the head or feet, because it exaggerates the foreshortening, which I love. This one is great, really enjoyed it. I used black conte crayon and Daler Rowney artist’s soft pastels onto vintage paper.

LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser

I’ve been painting ‘fakes’ with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook since lockdown started in Spring 2020. I’m selling some of them to raise funds for this lovely charity which has given so much support to my young relative over the past few years.

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If you would like to see the paintings and maybe buy one, please click on the boats picture to visit the page. Thanks xxx



Just Back …..

1 Jul

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. It’s late and I’m off to bed soon. Here’s a 10 minute pose from our brilliant model. I drew with sanguine and black conte crayons onto vintage paper.

Nos Da, Good Night

The One Full Hour

17 Jun

We have a tea break half way through the 3 hour life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. Before the break we do a series of short poses but then in the second half we have just one full-hour pose. I have mixed feelings about these. There’s a lot to be said for having some time to work on measurement and detail but these longer poses lose the immediacy of the quicker drawings. I used black, sanguine and white conte crayon onto a heavy textured black vintage paper.

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.

Wicked Foreshortening

16 Jun

Here’s a reclining pose from last week’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. It’s got wicked foreshortening, which I love but I think it’s really hard to draw. I used white, sanguine and black conte crayons onto a lovely soft, textured vintage black paper. It was given to me by a friend from the studio of his late father and there’s no watermark so I don’t know the make. Pity, it’s gorgeous and I’d love to buy more.

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.

The Building Blocks

12 Jun

This is one of the 30 minute poses from this week’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. It wasn’t enough time to complete it but I like drawings that are unfinished, I like to see the building blocks of the image. I really like the hands in this pose. I used black, white and sanguine conte crayon onto black paper.

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.

The Quick Ones

11 Jun

Here are the two quick warm-up poses from last night’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. The left is a 5 minute pose, the right a 10 minuter. I used white and sanguine conte crayons onto a very velvety heavy weight black paper. I don’t know where I got it from, I’ve been given lots of paper over the years when elder artists have closed up their studios or died; I found it in a draw in my plans chest so, waste not want not, eh?

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.

I Like A Challenge

3 Jun

I love to draw reclining poses, I’m a bit of a glutton for punishment and I like the challenge of foreshortening. This one was challenging! I think I’m going to work on this with acrylic paints and really make a feature of the patterned throw.

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.

Why Didn’t I Do This Before?

1 Jun

I don’t know why I haven’t done this before, carry on working on top of an existing life drawing. I must have thousands of them, and I never think of continuing to develop them once I’m out of life drawing group. So last week I did. It’s a bit rough and ready and I need to do something better with the nasty green stripe going from her shoulder to her leg, but it gives a new lease of life to the drawings and gives me more practice in painting as well.

Here’s the original before I painted over it. I used home-made walnut husk ink onto vintage paper.

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.

A Thick Border

31 May

Here’s another 30 minute pose from last week’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop. I’m working directly onto the paper (heavyweight vintage) with ink (home-made walnut husk) without mapping the drawing with a pencil first. The result isn’t as accurate but it’s pushing me out of my comfort zone, which is a good thing. I’m getting to like painting a thick border around the figures, I’ve been doing it a lot lately.

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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