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A lovely short film of a truly incredible place. This will improve your day. Path of Beauty   with Thanks to Laura, for sharing this on Facebook.

The Louvre: Florent Igla’s Path of Beauty

A lovely short film of a truly incredible place. This will improve your day. Path of Beauty   with Thanks to Laura, for sharing this on Facebook.

Or….. If you want to learn to paint, copy a painting….not a photograph. Let’s face it; learning to paint can be hard going. We all know that practice is crucial […]

Why make master copies?

Or….. If you want to learn to paint, copy a painting….not a photograph. Let’s face it; learning to paint can be hard going. We all know that practice is crucial […]

As many of you know I’ve been missing long pose life drawing, so I’ve decided to organise some; here are the details: We will be drawing in north light and […]

All day drawing….come draw with me

As many of you know I’ve been missing long pose life drawing, so I’ve decided to organise some; here are the details: We will be drawing in north light and […]

Master-copy madness: I’ve been attempting a master copy of Sarah Trimmer, after Lawrence: It does look very much better when it’s not next to the Lawrence but that does rather […]

A little bit of Lawrence: master-copy madness

Master-copy madness: I’ve been attempting a master copy of Sarah Trimmer, after Lawrence: It does look very much better when it’s not next to the Lawrence but that does rather […]

The Power of Art is a fascinating series of programmes presented by Simon Schama. He presents each painter in the context of his time, here are a couple of my favourites, […]

The Power of Art

The Power of Art is a fascinating series of programmes presented by Simon Schama. He presents each painter in the context of his time, here are a couple of my favourites, […]

I haven’t posted drawings for ages, partly because it’s been impossible to set up longer poses, which I desperately miss, along with the beauty, consistency and subtlety north light. Shorter […]

Long lost poses, or rather, lost; long poses…I miss them!

I haven’t posted drawings for ages, partly because it’s been impossible to set up longer poses, which I desperately miss, along with the beauty, consistency and subtlety north light. Shorter […]

Drawing
  Simplifying the skeleton The skeleton can be an intimidating thing to approach, not for it’s halloween persona or supernatural qualities but simply because of its complexity. Not just in […]

Simplifying the skeleton

  Simplifying the skeleton The skeleton can be an intimidating thing to approach, not for it’s halloween persona or supernatural qualities but simply because of its complexity. Not just in […]

Good proportions are critical to a convincing drawing but what precisely makes ‘good proportions’? How heroes are made There are various canons of proportion; The figure 7 1/2 heads high, […]

Perfectly in Proportion?

Good proportions are critical to a convincing drawing but what precisely makes ‘good proportions’? How heroes are made There are various canons of proportion; The figure 7 1/2 heads high, […]

Do you stand or sit when you draw or paint? I had a fascinating discussion the other day with two artist friends; these are some of our thoughts on the […]

Do you stand or sit when you draw or paint?

Do you stand or sit when you draw or paint? I had a fascinating discussion the other day with two artist friends; these are some of our thoughts on the […]

Exhibitions
Jenny Saville, British painting’s heir(ess) apparent is exhibiting now (and until September 2012) at Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean in Oxford. Jenny Saville Drawings on You Tube. I’ve followed […]

Jenny Saville; a missing link at Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean

Jenny Saville, British painting’s heir(ess) apparent is exhibiting now (and until September 2012) at Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean in Oxford. Jenny Saville Drawings on You Tube. I’ve followed […]

Watteau: The Drawings at the Royal Academy is showing until the 5th June 2011. I visited last week and loved the versatility and immediacy of his trois crayon technique. I […]

Watteau – Drawings at the Royal Academy

Watteau: The Drawings at the Royal Academy is showing until the 5th June 2011. I visited last week and loved the versatility and immediacy of his trois crayon technique. I […]

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