Posts Tagged ‘oils’

Warm-up exercises for artists (2)

January 19, 2013

Warm-up no. 4: Free line and wash exercise inspired by Auguste Rodin   Above: Auguste Rodin drawing with wash You need:  a) Drawing(s) of dancers by Auguste Rodin (find them within this blogpost and elsewhere online). b) You will also need a photo of a dancing figure. c) For drawing, have paper that is thick enough to cope with some water […]

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Memory pictures in progress

November 19, 2012

Exploring ideas around identity and memory  Above: Vincent Van Gogh “Landscape with ploughed fields”, 1889, oil on canvas Starting points for art: Working from life vs. an emotional starting point I spend much of my time drawing and painting from life. Shapes, colours, tones and volumes interacting with one another in the real world are intriguing […]

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September light and the golden hour

September 23, 2012

Some thoughts on September sunlight  Above: detail from Camille Pissarro’s “Mirbeau’s Garden, The Terrace” Though you may be have been expecting a third blogpost on horse eyes this weekend, I cannot resist going off at a tangent for a moment. The late summer light here in Hertfordshire in the south-east of England has been so special that I must […]

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Oil sketches of Freddy

May 19, 2012

  In this post I share some oil sketches that I made of my old terrier…   This post is in memory of my dear border terrier, Freddy, who died at the beginning of this month.   Over two weeks have passed since the end of his life and, though I felt devastated to start with, […]

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