Monday, 26 July 2010

Lesley - 2

Lesey was the model for the Sunday morning session this week. After 3 warm up sketches I decided to paint in acrylic on canvas, measuring approximately 40 cms by 50 cms. This was not too popular as Lesley held the pose for two 45 minutes sessions and most of the others were drawing, and would have liked a change of pose.

Anyway, I was pleased with the way it turned out. A bit more time would have been needed to capture the face better, but Lesley said she loved the way her hair was painted.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Greatham Bridge

On Wednesday 14 July three of us turned up at Greatham Bridge to paint. The tutor and his wife joined us later.

This bridge was originally built in the early 14th Century, but has been altered many times during its life. There is a particularly ugly steel addition to the right of the view above.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Dome Delight

The Editor of the Sentinel was as good as his word and this article was printed in the paper on 07 July 2010. At least those 40,000 households know who painted the picture this time.


This is the effect of printing the Lesley lino cut in a block of 4. You can begin the see the repeat pattern emerging.

Jean doesn't fancy it on the kitchen wall.


The model for the final session of the term was Sarah.

The first exercise was a complete nightmare. We had to divide an A2 sheet into 15 equal boxes and then we had 1 minute each to draw 15 different poses.

The second was a longer pose, and we could interpret this in anyway we chose. The tutor asked me to concentrate on head, hands and feet. At least the head and the hand worked out OK.

High Salvington Windmill

Last Wednesady 5 of us from Art Class met up at this windmill. It orignally dates from 1750 and has been full restored. Unfortunately, I've made a complete mess of the sails, so this will have to be repainted, if time allows.

Still it was a pleasant morning spent in a very peaceful place.

St Botolphs

Last Tuesday, some of the Art Club met up at this tiny little Saxon church on the Coombes Road, not far from Lancing College. Another church, but this one was a good test of perspective.

It measures 9" by 13" and is painted with St Petersburg paints on Bockingford paper.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Burpham Church

Last Wednesday the venue was Burpham near Arundel. Only four of us turned up.

This view of the church was obscured by a huge conifer tree. As well as leaving that out, I added the downs in the background.

It measures approximately 13" by 9" painted with St Petersburg paints on Bockingford paper.

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Lesley 01 July 2010

Lesley was the model, and the subject of the session was lino printing. The pen sketch measures apprxoimately 8" by 12". Then I realised that it would be totally useless for a lino print, and decided to "stylise" Lesley for the print. The result is the two colour print measuring 7" by 8".

More work on the burnishing is needed to render a cleaner print, but I quite like the effect - the tutor did too.