Tag Archives: capturing the essence and gesture

life drawing/paiinting

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.  

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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

Rapid watercolour. 

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Life drawing teaches us how to see…..and how to draw what we see.

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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

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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. 

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