Is France Bacon? Two more variations on the same pose, again inspired by Francis Bacon. Acrylic on A1 paper (84 x 59cm/23 x 33in)
More variations on the same pose, loosely inspired by Francis Bacon. All acrylic on A1 paper (84 x 59cm/23 x 33in)
Still wrestling with creative ennui on the studio, so continuing to focus on reworking just one pose. Currently obsessed with Francis Bacon’s figures and especially his use of random shadows. Creativity tip: keeping the studio (garage) door closed and blasting music out at high volume really helps to drown out my thoughts and allow the paint to ‘speak’. All acrylic on A1 paper (84 x 59cm/23 x 33in)
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.
Live portrait practice with Paul J (willow charcoal and charcoal pencil on A1 paper 84 x 59.5m in 2.5 hours).
Portrait practice with Mr P (graphite on A3 paper (42 x 29cm).
Portrait practice with Mister P. Acrylic on A1 paper (59cm x 85cm)
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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These are the results of three portrait practice sessions with my mate, Paul. He even managed to stop talking occasionally, so I could draw his mouth!