Friday, April 25, 2008

Still feeling in the dark ...

Guess the body part?

The close up of the arm shows the beginnings of getting the painting right. Trouble is that I got here by accident and not by design.

The photographs do not show the colours well. I think for the final photo it will need to be out with the tripod ...

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Charcoal Sunday

It is peaceful in my studio on Sunday morning. All I can hear is the distant sound of warfare from my son's Xbox. Now I have moved into using oils I am having several pictures on the go to allow resting time for drying.

'Transmogrification' aka 'Dick' now has its under painting finished and will need at least a week to dry. I have started a new charcoal drawing called 'Waiting for the Light' . It is on a cotton canvas 23. x 31. cms. I am enjoying drawing directly to canvas with charcoal as it is so easy to modify the marks with a putty rubber. I have started experimenting with using the dust for a mid tone.

I remembered to check for smuts this time before I went out!

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Monday, April 14, 2008


Charcoal under drawing on a cotton canvas 31. x 23. cms. This is more of a map for the better drawing with oils. I got charcoal every where!

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Saturday, April 12, 2008


Painting needs at 7 days to dry before I paint her sun burn out.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Starving artist

No go on another job interview.


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Picture noise

Dropped into Waitrose today to buy a few treat items and took part in a survey about their new posters. I had to confess that I had not noticed a single one. Further reflection on the bus home was that technology has allowed the production of pictures in fantastic numbers but resulting in a pollution of anodyne public images in our world today.

It takes an exceptional image to stop me in my tracks ... the rest are background noise.


Sunday, April 06, 2008

April Snow in Eynsham

See some more snow photos here and here


Thursday, April 03, 2008


I have been getting a lot of comment from people about drawing a "naked" SueC. Looking at her with my artist's eye I am aware of shape, colour, form etc. I enjoy the challenge of painting a figure and like telling a story. I am not disturbed about her full frontal nudity.

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