Thursday, October 25, 2012


disposable pen on recycled paper 30 x 20 cm

This is a very quick sketch of a hatching crocodile done with a disposable writing pen.
I have been doing a lot of drawing with these pens lately, sometimes it's just fun to use
everyday material to turn out a finished drawing.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Drawing from life..

minen lead and oil pitt on student block, average size 40 x 30 cm

 On Sunday 7th I joined the life drawing session at the Lourdes School of Art a nicely run 
drawing class with excellent life models free tea and coffe and a complimentary buffet. I recommend 
it to anyone looking to improve their figure drawing. The session is well well lit and attended by an accomplished tutor by the name of Stephen Lourdes. There are a variety of poses and drawing times, starting after warm up with several five minutes and some ten and finally finishing on a twenty minute pose. This practice of adhering to a short amount of time tends to help focus the artist on the essentials and provides a good challenge to try and get an acceptable representation of the full figure within a limited period.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Painting at the Walton Court Oysterhaven

Yesterday Sunday 30th, I met with my painting friends for our monthly paintout, as usual it rained down cats and dogs.The group met in Walton Court Manor . A very beautiful building owned and restored by Paul and Janis Rafferty. Paul suggested due to the rain that we come inside to paint. He showed us some of what truly is an amazing building and told us to paint wherever we liked inside the manor. A very generous act which I am very grateful for. We set up our easels in various parts of the house and began painting our subjects warm and dry out of the rain. Softest outdoor paintout I was ever on. Thank you Paul :)

Above is my version of the main stairs which Paul explained had to be totally rebuilt 
as the original had completly decayed. 

Thanks for looking :)

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