Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Phoenix - Work in progress

Something different. Trying to get a finished painting done in 2 weeks (for a local art society full membership appraisal). Had a few photos from last August of a disused farm building that really struck me on the creative side of decay. The peeling red paint suggested flames hence the provisional title of Phoenix. Still got the top coat of turquoise to go, half the flames and a lot of shadows around the peeling paint. 20"x24" acrylic.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013


Mostly gesture drawing tonight. First lot were from 5 minutes down to 1.

After the break we had some less than one minute.

We then had some longer poses. The tutor said that this would be two poses but it turned into three: 30 minutes, 15 minutes and 10.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sculpture update

Still working on the sculpture from last week. Slow progress.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Concentrating on hands in tonight's session. First some 5 minute exercises.

Then two longer poses.The first I thought was 20 minutes but was actually 30 minutes. This was good as I had time to work on the face/head as well and think about design (particularly with the shadows on the neck).

Last one not quite as successful, about 40 minutes.

Friday, 1 February 2013

Sculpture (work in progress)

Slow progress on this one. From life in wax.