Sunday, 27 March 2011

Cousin Kerry pregnantly patient!

Not really a cousin, a bit of an in joke.  Sketches for a painting, all pretty small, sub A4 so I am quite pleased that I have managed to capture a reasonable likeness.  I took hundreds of photos and have lots of material to work from, its so much easier if you can control the photo session.  The subject wants her bump celebrated in paint but we are still deciding how to proceed.  Inspiration will come, hopefully before the baby.

Pastel pencil on Canson mi-teintes.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Gotta get the brush mileage up

Sometimes you just have to paint..... so a bit of silliness with a landscape.   The view from my back garden (not) !

Oil on deep edge canvas 30" x 12"

The small nude is still a bit wet so excuse the dodgy photo but it was lovely painting on linen again, especially when you work small.  Sketches and painting from reference photos on - a great artists resource.

Oil on linen 12" x 10"

Saturday, 12 March 2011

A Smorgasbord of Life

Various scribblings from life over the last few weeks - from 2 minutes to 50.  I've been busy with other things and havent always managed to get into the zone even if I have made the sessions, strangely its the longer poses that seem to suffer more (which is why there aren't many here).  What a range of models eh,  it certainly prevents slipping into any sort of comfort zone.  The last model on this post was a revelation, she is young but has something very special about her and considering her relative inexperience held the poses beautifully - I predict  she could be a very popular muse if she chooses to go in that direction and I hope I get to work with her again and do her proper justice next time.  In any case she helped me decide about taking myself into a new direction, something I have been thinking about for a while.  Just got to get down to it now.....