Monthly Archives: June 2012

The other side of the easel

During the final stages of my most recent portrait of Beth, I asked her to write a guest blog about being on the other side of the easel, from a models perspective. She has very kindly obliged and written about … Continue reading

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New ways with still life: part II – Suggestive portraits

The second part of my series ‘new ways with still life’ is now in the Summer 2012 issue of Artists & Illustrators. It discusses how to create ‘portraits’ of a sitter from a composition of carefully selected objects. The painting … Continue reading

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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition Success

I was very pleased to hear that David Woodall was successful in this years Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. David who attends my life painting/portraiture course and has recently exhibited in the Figureworks exhibition has two small still life paintings which … Continue reading

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A Week at West Dean

Escaping the festivities of last weekend I headed down to a rather wet West Dean College to embark on a week of tutoring two courses, Life painting – the sustained pose, and life drawing – line, tone and form. These … Continue reading

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New ways with still life

In this first part of a new three-part series on still life painting, out now in the July issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine, ideas for developing visually interesting and thematic works, using more unusual subjects are explored.

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