Blog Archive 2005 - 2015
Lots of quick drawing while travelling.
The presence of figures in a landscape is a common theme in my work. The landscape provides feeling and context; the figures scale and a connection to ourselves. These drawings were made in the fields near my home in Surrey, while on a family walk.
In October, I travelled with my students to Paris for 4 days of museums and galleries.
Travelogue is series of four paintings that use the experience of travel to explore ideas about our relationships to others. The montaged images suggest moments in time, evoking memories and feelings about...
I am starting the year having committed myself to a Sketchbook circle. I work on a sketchbook one month and then pass it on the next month for another Artist/ Teacher to work on before getting it back in Month 3. These are my first efforts:
I was aiming for one painting but I wasn't entirely satisfied with the first so did another two. Not sure which I like best now. Probably the right hand version which was the last one to be made. I used the drawings made earlier from life as well as some photographs...
I am taking groups of students to museums and galleries in London next term including the Natural History Museum and Tate Britain, So I did a pre-visit today. Art won for me, although I enjoyed drawing round the Natural History Museum. The drawing on the left hand...
Three studies from life for a small portrait painting I'm planning. My daughter Emma sat for the drawings while watching a rather depressing documentary on TV.
Drawing from life - sneaked sketches made in my Sixth form Life class