Sunday, 12 August 2012

Pauline Hazelwood

New Piece inspired by her India trip by the artist Pauline Hazelwood

Portrait sitting

1st sitting

Charcoal on Canson

2nd Sitting


Oil on Board

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Saturday, 23 June 2012

On the subject of studies vs. 'pictures':

On the subject of studies vs. 'pictures':

It is a mistake to make pictures too soon. The nearest a student is likely to a picture is a careful study, and he will be as successful with this, if he makes it for the study of it... Imitation is the highest art; but the highest art requires the ability to imitate as a mere power of representation. The mind must not be hampered in its expression by a lack of knowledge and control of materials, and the painter who is constantly occupied with the problems he should have worked out in his student days, is just so far from being a master. He must have all his means perfectly at his command before he can freely express himself.

Parkhurst, Daniel Burleigh. (1903) The Painter in Oils: A Complete Treatise on the Principles and Technique Necessary to the Painting of Pictures in Oil Colours.

Week 10 LARA

Three week long pose, charcoal on stained paper

                                   Cast Drawing in charcoal

Studies of Nick the Barman

Sunday, 17 June 2012


Had the chance to see some Sorolla Paintings at Christies on Monday.