Studio Practice

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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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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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…

SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week 4

Here’s my attempt at drawing @robbierinder in 4 hours whilst watching @garethreidart on #skyarts/#artistoftheyear ‘Portrait Artist of the Week’ live Facebook feed. Really enjoyed this one! Gareth gave a real masterclass on portraiture and even attempted to persuade Judge Rinder to hold a useful three-quarter view (without success, to be honest!) Still, Robert had a fascinating, sculptural face which was great …

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SkyArts Portrait Artist of the Week 3 – Reworked

Here’s my second attempt at painting @rankinarchive after watching @mimma_art on #skyarts/#artistoftheyear Portrait Artist of the Week’ Facebook feed. Thanks to all involved. Can’t wait for the next one! (Oil on panel 61cm x 61cm)#myPAOTW #portrait #portrait #portraitartist #livedemo #oilpainting #skyarts #rankin #practicepracticepractice #paletteknifepainting #impasto #andydobbieart

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