Life drawings 05/10/20

Life drawings 5/10/20. Still trying to let go of representation and local colour, so tried to keep in mind Matisse’s Blue Nude as well as Picasso’s maximum, ‘If you don’t have red, use blue’. Acrylic, acrylic, pastels, ink & charcoal all on A1 paper (81x59cm)

Life Drawing 8/9/2020

Studies from the first (socially distanced) life drawing class a few weeks back. Such a pleasure to be drawing and painting again and meeting other artists. (All A1 size on paper 84cm x 59cm. 1 acrylic, 2 hrs. 2 charcoal and chalk, 1 hr. 3 acrylic, 30mins. 4 soft pastels, multiple 5 min poses)

Latest Commission: Christ Cubified

Finally finished my latest commission, ‘Christ Cubified’ (oil on panel 75cm x 50cm). My sincere thanks to Tony for setting me such a challenging theme and for his patience in awaiting its completion!#oilpainting #paletteknife #geometricart #cubism #cubified #fragments #planesofthefigure #flatnessversusdepth #2dsculpture #crucifixion #jesus #christ #christcrucified #stainedglassart #stainedglass #commission #angleseyartist #ynysmôn #northwalesartists #andydobbieart

SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week – Will Young

Is it wrong to hope that lockdown never ends so that @skyarts don’t ever stop running #PAOTW? It’s such great fun! This is my attempt at painting @willyoungofficial in 4 hours whilst being gobsmacked by the incredible speed and skill of @hoookart. I really struggled to get a likeness with this one, but Will was an absolute hoot to listen to, …

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3rd Place in SkyArts Portrait Artist Of The Week

Woo hoo!! I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded third place on @skyarts Portrait Artist of the Week for my drawing of @robbierinder in the company of @garethreidart the other week! Huge thanks to @katebryan_art, @taishanschierenberg and @kathleen.soriano for picking me and for their generous comments about my work! Now feeling greatly encouraged… Congratulations to @laura_wenman for 2nd place, and to @catherinemacdiarmid for coming 1st with their lovely pieces!

Mall Galleries Quick Sketch

(Belated post…) I should have been working on a commission (sorry Tony!), but thought I’d have a go at a self-portrait for @mallgalleries #mallgalleriesdrawsourselves event. It was a bit of a rush in 1.5 hours, but good fun nonetheless! P.S. I’m not wearing eyeliner. I was just a bit heavy-handed around the eyes…

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