In an ideal world, I would work with a life model for an hour or two at the beginning of each working day.
rapid watercour sketch.
I was most fortunate to go to art school at a time when it was recognised that daily life drawing is the best foundation an artist can receive
Life drawing teaches us how to see…..and how to draw what we see.
I favour fast poses otherwise I find that my images can become too laboured My goal is to capture the essence and gesture of my subject as succinctly as possible.
twenty minute watercolour of Scarlett – a superb model
In this instance, having sketched the model, I throw juicy paint into the negative space surrounding the subject. All the white you see is – dry white paper.