SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week – Melanie Blatt

Here’s my attempt at painting @melanieblatt in 4 hours in the company of @ingeartist. I’m still trying to loosen up and paint faster than I can think, so ended up going a bit ‘off piste’ with this one. My apologies for any perceived slight… 😬 Brilliant and funny conversation, though, so the time just flew by! Acrylic and …

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New Sketch: Trying to Paint Faster than Thought

This is another attempt to paint faster than I can think (shouldn’t be difficult, right? 🙄😉). It’s a random multiple figure composition which seeks to take inspiration from a diverse range of paintings; Le Joie de Vivre ( Henri Matisse); The Mud Bath (David Bomberg); Las Meninas (Diego Velázquez); La Dejeuner Sur L’herbe (Édouard Manet); …

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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)