Monday, 24 October 2011
MAN IN A BLACKSHIRT
The drawing is three fourths and a half of what constitutes painting. Jean-August-Dominique Ingres.
I think he's got a point. A really big one. So it's back to the drawing board.
Here's my latest portrait in pencil. I try to think about it as painting with a pencil. Great fun, really, when you get into it. Why not give it a go.
All you need is a sheet of paper and a pencil. And a face of course. If faces are in short supply, just look in the mirror.
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Labels: art holidays, drawing, online gallery, painting, painting holidays, painting in France, portrait, watercolor
Thursday, 20 October 2011
VARIATIONS ON A THEME
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Labels: art holidays, drawing, France, painting holidays, portrait, Spanish, SW France
A LETTER FROM SAATCHI ONLINE
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Labels: female figure, painting, painting holidays, painting in France, portrait, studio, SW France
NEARLY AS OLD AS ME - TWO PAINTINGS OF SOWETO
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Labels: France, painting, Soweto, watercolor, watercolour
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
DESIGN FOR A BOOK COVER
This my cover design for a collection of my short stories.
But beware, the copy says it all. What you see is what you'll get.
And as sure as a pound to a pinch of you know what, some people will have difficulty with both the style and the themes.
But I don't give a fig. I'd rather get a reaction from readers - even if they hate my writing - than be read with indifference.
So, if you decide to read any, please be sure to read the warnings.
Here is the link:
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Labels: art holidays, fiction, France, painting holidays, short stories
Sunday, 9 October 2011
THE SPANISH PAINTER
After several years of focussing on painting, I've negleted drawing, which is where I believe it all starts.
it's a great discipline and it teaches many basics, including control of the pencil.
So I've decided to do a series of portrait drawings. Here's the first.
The subject's a Spanish painter who lives nearby. I've painted him in the past, but he has such an amazing face that I decided to do another portrait, this time in pencil.
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Labels: art holidays, drawing, France, painting
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
YOU TURN 60 ONLY ONCE EVERY LIFETIME
So, George is getting old. In fact, he's SIXTY today. Even if he's being trying to forget it. But we won't let him.
As you can see, George likes Guiness.
And, as he's made 60, Guiness must be good for him. Maybe if he drinks lots of it, he'll make a hundred.
Happy 60th birthday George.
(Can anyone guess who I'm talking about - if not, send me an email).
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Labels: art holidays, France, painting
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