Sunday, April 25, 2010

'Eynsham Doors' arranged on a panel

The doors are all arranged and I think they look grand.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

God cock!

Back to the Ashmolean for another life drawing session. I decided to expand the drawing this time and finish the next time. These gods are in the bottom of the atrium and I viewed them looking down from the ground floor. Whilst paying particular focus to Apollo's damaged godhood, a primary school teacher took up her position next to me and started teaching her class about Apollo being amongst  other things the god of the arts. I think I was to be a 'teaching aid' but then she clocked what I was drawing and slid at speed away from me!!

Quelle horreur!

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Monday, April 19, 2010

The siren call of a good weekend!

The drawing is progressing slowly as the weather is good and the garden needs attention. So my back aches and the green wheelie bin for garden rubbish is now filled to the brim.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fragile ii

A unfinished drawing of my grand-daughter still looking at the way she looks when tired. This time concentrating on pose as well as the difficulty of showing her nearly six face that looks like an eight year old to the world. 

Yes, I am, also, having trouble drawing the cast iron work of the bench. When happy with it I will go on to develop the drawing further. Showed it to her this week and her comment was;
"When are you going to colour it in?"

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

Last time

'Anne Lucy' really does have a sharp nose but I think to make a better drawing I need to be closer.

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Sunday, April 04, 2010

Feeling my way!!

'Colour of Music' still continues but at times I forget what I was planning here. I am looking for paint in full thickness and clear colour. I am finding this a challenge but need to explore other ways of using colour. I like Arthur Maderson's  use of optical mixing to give more brilliance to his colours. His brush strokes are used to describe form in a most bold way. I strive to achieve this!

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