Just Back …..

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

Copper Crucibles Part 2: The Raku Firing

I went along to a raku firing this evening, headed up by local ceramicist Esther Ley at the National Waterfront Museum. I’d made some little clay crucibles a while back – part of the Swansea University Copperworks Project – and today was the decorating and firing session. They had already been fired once, the bisqueContinue reading “Copper Crucibles Part 2: The Raku Firing”

Reflections And Shadows

Husb and I went out for a walk in the glorious late afternoon sunshine and I snapped the reflection of the Swansea Marina footbridge and the shadow of Swansea Castle. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at SwanseaContinue reading “Reflections And Shadows”

I Like A Challenge

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 haveContinue reading “I Like A Challenge”

Why Didn’t I Do This Before?

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 needContinue reading “Why Didn’t I Do This Before?”

A Thick Border

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.Continue reading “A Thick Border”

Physicality And Personality

Here’s one of the 30 minute poses from the life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop last night. It’s good to be back, even if the numbers are so restricted. I tried doing an online life drawing class once during lock down but I couldn’t get on with it at all. Our models are aContinue reading “Physicality And Personality”

Life Drawing Tonight

Just back from life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop, working with my home made walnut ink onto a heavyweight vintage paper. This is a quick pose, 10 minutes. And now I’m off to bed. Nos da, good night 😀

A Quick Head

I had 10 minutes or so to kill at last week’s life drawing session at Swansea Print Workshop so I did a quickish sketch of the model’s head with conte crayons in black and sanguine. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings ofContinue reading “A Quick Head”

A Seated Pose

And another life drawing from the Thursday evening group at Swansea Print Workshop, using my home-made walnut ink and black conte crayon onto vintage paper. It’s a 25 minute pose. I’m trying to push away from my normal detailed way of working so I’m using a big splooshy brush with the ink to free myselfContinue reading “A Seated Pose”