Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Another still life

Last week's still life, probably about three hours in the making. Don't like the cork but enjoyable to do this one.

Oil paint on gessoed Heritage White 315gsm.


As I said in a previous post, no headspace or energy for etching at the moment so I've mothballed PB temporarily. This image is probably about three quarters done but will go into suspended animation for the foreseeable. PB will be back though... he has many stories left to tell. It's a bit of a relief to have made the decision actually. I realise I put a lot of pressure on myself when it comes to etching and the images I make. Painting is a lot more relaxing.

Sunday, 21 August 2016

August life drawing

Two-hour oil sketch in oil paint

Quick and simple still life paintings

No headspace for printmaking at the moment so quick, simple still life sketches in oil are where it's at right now. I've been talking about improving my painting skills for years. So, here I go.


Thursday, 4 August 2016

Student work

Work made by students on the Beginners / Improvers course at Red Hot Press last term. Taught by myself and Linda Bennett.

Cowprint postcard exchange 2

Currently on display at Red Hot Press.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Sit rep

Here's a progress report on where I'm at with Dramatis Personae. The cards are mostly done and I've begun experimenting with the monoprinted background. Still some way to go on that though; colours need more work.
Still quite a bit to do round the edges - lots of busy new characters to introduce.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The Naked Muse

I actually sat down and read a book this weekend. And an excellent book it is too. Kelley Swain is a writer and life model and talks about her experiences of the latter. Well-wriiten and thought-provoking - I thoroughly recommend it to all life drawing enthusiasts. And people who aren't.

Monday, 30 May 2016

May life drawing

It was our monthly life drawing day with Brian Saturday before last so here are the results.

Bits of the painting are okay - definitely not the head. The colour is wrong too. Too brown. But if I'm only painting for two hours a month, progress is going to be stupidly slow. Thought needed.