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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Hertford Art Society Life Session

 
I got to Hertford on Saturday the resulting work of which can be seen on my other blog here. This one here is the best thing I did, so only go see if you really want to!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Talking 16" x 20" Oil WIP

 
 
 
 
If you fall off, get straight back on that 'horse' ! The bad news today, was that they didn't like my face at the BP Portrait Awards, so I thought I better paint a portrait. This is, or will be, my wonderful sister-in-law Mavis.

Friday, 15 March 2013

For Joy........Finished

For Joy  23" x 35"  Charcoal
 
I really like this image of my niece, Kathryn, jumping on a trampoline....but I just love what I have done with it! And enjoyed doing it too. There is something free-er and more expressive about charcoal that I don't feel with any other medium.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

WA - Hat

 
SP with Scarf  16" x 20"  Oil
 
Ise a bin mostly tiddlin'! The above face was a wipeoff, so I took it along to the WA, as the brief was 'hat', which this is, sort of,....um..... in high hopes of making a good portrait. I got in a right pickle taking off my specs to see what I was painting! Then an intelligent member of the group suggested I paint said specs and....voila! I have to recommend it as an easy way to paint eyes.....must get a better likeness though, tomorrow.

 
Cap  ( no idea of size but estimate 30" x 20") Charcoal
 
Was tiddling this yesterday, in the absence of inspiration, but I am really enjoying charcoal again and so maybe will do more.