Friday, July 30, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
This painting is a bit larger than the life studies I usually do. It is about 30" x 20".
I left it after a few hours because I liked the quick sketchy quality that it has, and I moved on to do the portrait study below for the last hour and a half.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Here's a painting I did of Sophie last week. My drawing pal Ronan Goti took a photo of me at work.
I spent most of the day (about five hours) working on this one, but I was much happier with this nice simple rear view I did of Sophie at the end of the day (about an hour and a half).
Friday, July 9, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
I often advise younger artists to use themselves as models if other models are hard to come by, and when I was younger I found my own physiognomy the most fascinating subject to draw and paint. But now, as I am getting older I find it much more difficult to raise the enthusiasm to do self portraits.
I wonder is it to do with simple vanity or the lack of it as I mature? Now I rarely look in the mirror if I'm not brushing my teeth.
Or is it something to do with the difficulty of confronting what we have become rather than looking at the potential that we all have as youngsters.
Anyway, here's an unfinished self portrait that I managed recently.