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.

Monday, 11 June 2012

week 9

               Two weeks left at LARA and Im making the finishing touches to a few pieces like my cast drawing in charcoal and chalk of St Jerome

Unfinished Life drawing 

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Robert Lenkiewicz

Found this video on the great Plymouth based artist Lenkiewicz, its a really good insight into his character.

His life and works-

Exhibition of paintings by Lenkiewicz-

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

week 7

Just a few small sketches of new model, continuing to work on my block in.

                                                       Wednesday evening class, long pose

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Lara Week 6

Started new cast drawing the other day, it took me a good hour of prep just to get it right, just got to hope the gaffa tape keeps it together for the next few weeks

                                                               small pencil study 3"-5"

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Week 5 Lara

                                                 study of feet 3"-5"

                  Framed and finished cast drawing of death mask

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Life drawing

Morning Life drawing block in

Went to Sotheby's in london today and had a look at the paintings up for auction. Saw some absolute jems. 
This painting directly below of 'Return of the fisherman' was a giant watercolour by Langley

Life drawing study in evening class

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Summer Term Week 3

Couple of quick oil studies of my cast

Cast Drawing week 3 work in progress

                                      Block in of female nude

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Lara Summer Term week 2

I'm happy to say that I've returned to The London Atelier of Representational Arts for another term. I've been busy working on a five week long pose of a female nude and have already created thirteen small studies of her. In the afternoons Im really pushing my drawing capability, working on a charcoal drawing of a death mask. Ill be uploading more posts including oil studies and just generally showing my progression at LARA this term.
                                                                              week 1

                                                                        2 minuet poses