Santa Came To Swansea

Santa came to Swansea this evening, which was lovely. A really happy moment after the last 18 months. Santa’s Parade was cancelled last year so it was even more precious this year, bringing friends and families together to enjoy something traditional but also modern and contemporary. I think I watched kids’ faces more than theContinue reading “Santa Came To Swansea”

Scribbling In The Gallery

Today was the start of the Swansea Open 2021 show at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery. It’s been going for many years but had to be put on hold last year because of Covid19. There’s usually a big opening event but this year people had to book time slots and although it was busy, itContinue reading “Scribbling In The Gallery”

Short Poses, Late Night

Just back from life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop. These are two of the short poses we do at the beginning – 5 minutes and 10 minutes – to warm up. Tired now so I’m off to bed. Nos Da. Good Night xx A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I have some smallContinue reading “Short Poses, Late Night”

Faking It In The Evening

Started faking Salvador Dali’s painting “Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross” this evening with a Zoom tutorial by the painter Ed Sumner. Good to study this one up close and really get into the process of how Dali put it together. It’s all about the life drawing. At this stage anyway. Tutorial part 2Continue reading “Faking It In The Evening”

Living On In The Digital World

Sometimes when I’m drawing I end up preferring an unfinished version, and that happened here with this recent life drawing. I often photograph them with my phone at different stages and the one above is my favourite. But you never know until you finish, and I carried on working in more detail. So the oneContinue reading “Living On In The Digital World”

Three Short Poses Over Time

One of the really good things about life drawing sessions at Swansea Print Workshop is the variety of models who pose for us and I enjoy working with such a range of body types and ages. This older model is very experienced and he’s been posing for our group for many years. It’s a privilegeContinue reading “Three Short Poses Over Time”

Crowd Surf My Coffin

Oh WOW! It was so good to be at a live gig this week, Skindred at The Tramshed in Cardiff, first gig in over 18 months. It was AWESOME! I was so energised and danced and bounced for hours (killed me for the next two days though). But I still found a bit of timeContinue reading “Crowd Surf My Coffin”

Weird Angles

Here’s a recent life drawing which is quite academic in the way I approached it. Our model was standing on a low table and I was sitting on a chair looking up slightly so I got to draw from an interesting but weird angle, and I needed to make sure I had the proportions andContinue reading “Weird Angles”

The Selfie Stance

Here are the first three short poses from last night’s life drawing sesh at Swansea Print Workshop, the two on the left are 5 minutes each and the one on the right, 10 minutes. I used conte crayons in black and sanguine onto a middleweight paper. I especially like the pose on the far leftContinue reading “The Selfie Stance”

LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser

Hiya. Since the COVID19 lockdown began over a year ago, I have been painting every week with Ed Sumner’s live tutorials on the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Ed teaches painting skills by copying work by great artists. I write on my artblog every day and as I’ve been putting these paintings up ontoContinue reading “LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser”