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Painting the Nude in Oils

Painting the Nude in Oils has now been published and is available to buy direct from The Crowood Press, booksellers and other specialist suppliers and gallery bookshops.       Advertisements

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Rembrandt – An Intimate Gaze

A couple stand in front of us. They are totally oblivious of the crowd of viewers standing in front of them. The young woman’s gaze is turned away from us, she seems lost in thought while her companion tenderly leans … Continue reading

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‘Contour Scribes – Drawing in Ancient Egypt’

I had been looking forward to seeing the exhibition Contour Scribes – Drawing in Ancient Egypt at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels on this autumn. This is a lovely museum that I used to visit regularly, drawing from its collection … Continue reading

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In Quiet Contemplation – the Frescos of Fra Angelico

The solitude of the convent of San Marco (now the Museo di San Marco) which is home to the beautiful frescos of Fra Angelico is a wonderful break from the busyness of many of the art collections in Florence. The … Continue reading

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Painting a Portrait – part I

The first of a new three-part series on Painting a Portrait is now available in the September issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine. This first part examines the early stages when beginning to paint a portrait. ┬áMy portraits of Ralph … Continue reading

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Painters in Parallel: A Feminine View

Last weekend I made a dash down to Pallant House Gallery in Chichester to see the exhibition Gwen John and Celia Paul: Painters in Parallel before it’s final day. This was an inspiring and thought provoking selection of drawings, paintings … Continue reading

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A Diary of a Portrait IV

This session took place on the darkest December day, struggling all the way through the sitting and seeing very little in terms of colour relationships through the gloom. I knew I was in for a shock once I saw the … Continue reading

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A Diary of a Portrait II

Following our second session of three hours you can see that most of the linen surface has been covered with at least one layer of paint. The background tone is always one of the first areas to be applied to … Continue reading

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New ways with still life part III – Inspired by the Arts

The final installment of this three-part series on still-life painting is now available in the August 2012 issue of Artists & Illustrators. This article takes the theme ‘inspired by the arts’, and focuses on still life arrangements which include musical … Continue reading

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Musicians – Don Quixote and a Lark Ascending

Earlier in the year I had the opportunity to sit in on two rehearsals, enabling me to work on an oil sketch at each over a longer period. The first was during the Rehearsal Orchestra weekend course working on Strauss’ … Continue reading

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