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)

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)