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-