Sunday, 24 November 2013

Splashing around

Just trying to have some fun. Three 10 minute poses in charcoal/charcoal pencil.

The other artists decided we should use the last pose for the long pose. About 1 hour 30 minutes in water soluble wax pastels.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

The wrong pencils

First some 10 minutes drawings in charcoal and coloured pencils.

Then a 1 hour in coloured pencil

Then 35 minutes in conte and charcoal

Saturday, 9 November 2013


The model was Gilda on Saturday. First three 10 minute poses on A1 paper, charcoal pencil.

Then the long pose. I tried to get some of the abstraction that Philip Pearlstein's paintings have by using a tight crop. About 2 hours 30 minutes in acrylic on 22"x18".

The light had changed so much by the afternoon I gave up correcting and painted a quick sketch. About 35 minutes 16"x12".

Saturday, 2 November 2013

RAF Pilot

First Saturday of the month is portraits. This time the model brought his RAF uniform from when he used to pilot Nimrod aircraft.

About 2 hours in water soluble oil pastel 30"x22". The blues are all too vivid, should be greyer.