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Thursday, 23 April 2015

Pen drawing workshop with Ian Pethers

We had a workshop the other evening with Ian Pethers, who showed us how he establishes his pen and ink drawings, where I thought they seemed quite intricate, was in fact controlled scribble, but very effective, below was my effort working from a photo.


Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Final stage of the portrait workshop with Colin Pethick

Completed the third and final portrait workshop with Colin Pethick, an excellent artist and tutor, as this was my first attempt at a completed portrait in oils, using a live model, I believe I have learnt a considerable amount about working from life.


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

First portrait painting in oil paint (2nd stage) tutor Colin Pethick.

This morning we had the second of three sessions at this portrait painting in oils, we had to measure to see if the angles were right in relation to other features, also to continue building up the image.


Monday, 13 April 2015

First portrait painting in oils, workshop with Colin Pethick (1st stage)

Following a demonstration by Colin Pethick at our local art club, I thought I would attempt a portrait workshop with him, this is over a three week period, one morning per period, to allow each sitting to dry before the next stage, never done a portrait from a model using oils before, so this is a learning workshop, will show each stage as I go.

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Saturday, 4 April 2015

"Winter trees in the Tamar valley" another painting knife oil painting.

This is another knife painting in oils, of winter trees leading down to the Tamar valley, on the border of Devon and Cornwall, where JMW Turner stayed and painted in the area.