I’m in the creative doldrums at the moment, so just messing around and reworking the same pose in different styles. Currently thinking about Francis Bacon’s figures and the film Metropolis as they seem to sum up the state of the world at the moment. Graphite on A1 paper (84x59cm), acrylic on A0 paper (168x118cm)
Here’s a self-portrait sketch made during a live portrait demo for the Denbighshire and District Art Society this afternoon. Graphite on A1 paper (84 x 59.5 cm) in approx 50 minutes. I also attempted a portrait of a Ukrainian lady who kindly volunteered to sit, however my sketch didn’t do her justice so I’m too embarrassed to post it! Still, it was good practice and great fun meeting and chatting with everyone! My thanks to Chris and the DAS for inviting me.
My drawing, Bacchus and Ariadne (after Titian), sadly didn’t make the shortlist at the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize but congratulations to those who did! On the plus side, it’s now available so please DM if interested! It’s a Cubist-inspired piece that takes liberties with perspective to explore Titian’s use of the figures and ground in his wonderful painting in order to describe the space they inhabit. Graphite on A1 paper (84cm x 59cm). Supplied mounted and framed.
Live portrait practice with Paul J (graphite on A1 paper 84cm x 59.5cm in 3 hours). Bit of a caricature this one, but really enjoyed it.
Portrait practice with Mr P (graphite on A3 paper (42 x 29cm).
First life drawing class since June of last year. It was also the first time I’ve picked up a paintbrush in 2 months, as I took some time out to do some reading and thinking. Acrylic/graphite on A1 paper (84cm x 59cm)
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Graphite and stump work on paper (50.5cm x 75cm)