Sunday, 30 August 2009

A quiet month

Well I havent really got much to show for the last few weeks. Done quite a few scribbles and sketches but nothing respectable for public consumption. However I have also been looking at the work of Georges Seurat and Fred Dalkey which led me to do these two drawings which were adapted from vintage photos. I thought I would use the heavily textured side of the pastel paper for added effect and I am quite pleased with the results so will no doubt do some more work along these lines.

Conte on pastel paper 9 x 12"

Thought I would play around with this one a bit more - not entirely happy with it but think I have gone as far as I can with the limitations of the paper and the size.
Pastel on Clairfontaine Pastelmat 12 x 18"

Friday, 7 August 2009

August Life Drawing Workshop

A few edited highlights from this months Modelled me workshop in Swindon. Despite setting off in plenty of time to arrive early the M4 was unexpectedly closed between two junctions and I had to do a tour of the Wiltshire countryside before arriving just in the nick of time. Not a great start but at least I made it, I found out later it was a nasty accident.
The standard of the models and professionalism of these workshops really is superb, models who can keep statue still and offer interesting and varied poses make the world of difference. This month we had Rosemarie, second to none. I am hoping to develop some of the sketches and studies I do at life classes, maybe the last one could be 'woman leaves burning building in the middle of the night'!