Monthly Archives: January 2012

Musicians – Degas and the problem of picturing movement

Throughout the Autumn I have continued my series of drawings of musicians during rehearsal, mostly working from a string quartet. Alongside, I have continued my research of artists who worked from musicians while performing. I have known of some quartet … Continue reading

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Painting Still Life in Oils

I was asked to write a short article for Putney Art School friends newsletter about my experience of writing Painting Still Life in Oils so I thought I would include the piece here. It was during the Autumn of 2009 … Continue reading

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Focus on line – Life drawing: 1

Focus on line is the first of a two-part series on drawing from a life model, which is in this months issue (February 2012) of the Artist. This article discusses different approaches and ways of using line when working from … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Appearance, British Painting 1955-1985

I hadn’t intended to write again so soon but after seeing such an inspiring exhibition yesterday, I just couldn’t help myself. ‘The Mystery of Appearance’ – Conversations Between Ten British Post-War Artists currently showing at the Haunch of Venison, London … Continue reading

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A homage to the unknown craftman

When I first saw the exhibition Grayson Perry The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman advertised early last year I have been very much looking forward to seeing it. Unlike so many ‘blockbuster’ exhibitions this one certainly didn’t disappoint. I have … Continue reading

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