Monthly Archives: February 2012

Painting By Numbers

I have just completed a couple of oil studies based on photos for ease of reference. The purpose was to try and focus on building a painting in tonal stages as set out below. Dividing the value range from say … Continue reading

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Quick on the Draw

When I first started posting on this site I sang the virtues of short poses. I had begun life drawing doing 1 hr poses but quickly found that I could get a lot of information by doing 15 min poses. … Continue reading

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“Smock on Tommy”

Look at this fabulous commissioned portrait by Anders Zorn:  “The daughters of Ramon Subercasseaux” The composition is uncompromising. The striking features are the snapshot effect and the minimal use of palette. This is probably derived from use of no more … Continue reading

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Memory

Ever tried doing a sketch of someone from memory. This is one I did of Bristol artist Chris Hibbard from memory. I had met him a couple of times when I did it. In comparing it with his photo though … Continue reading

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Hello world again!!!!!

Oh no!!! Some gremlin corrupted my site and sadly, I’ve lost 8 months of comments, posts, media etc.  … Aaaarrrgghhh!!!!! But then again,  I’m reading Moby Dick at the moment and Melville there talks of how many histories, eventful lives … Continue reading

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