Thursday, 24 May 2012

It is fair to say that abstract art is not my strength. After three weekly sessions on the subject, this is the only piece, that I am reasonably happy with.

Painted with pastel on coloured paper, it measures approximately 16" by 10".

Tuesday, 15 May 2012


Another 3 hour life drawing session on Sunday morning. Wouldn't you just know it; in this Olympic and Jubilee year, the model just had to be draped in a Union Flag.

This was probably the best of the sketches. Measuring 12" by 18", it was executed with pastel on Windsor paper in around 30 minutes.

As part of the Sussex Road Group, I have been invited to submit work for an end of the year exhibition at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery. It will be a chance to do some new work, on a reasonably large scale. All we need to know is the title of the exhibition and the theme!

Monday, 7 May 2012

Sometimes simple works. This was drawn on grey paper with white pastel and black pastel. It must be my eyes, but the dog's lower face looks brown to me.

It was completed in one sitting from an excellent reference photograph. Given more time, a better likeness could be obtained, but as an exercise in simplicity, I'm pretty happy with it.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Dome by Night

With the Littlehampton Museum Open underway, and the Adur Art Trail, Worthing Open Houses and Lancing Art Club  Annual Exhibition all fast approaching, the focus is on finishing off some outstanding projects.

This pastel painting is of the Worthing Dome Cinema. Opened in 1911, it was extensively refurbished in 2007. It featured in the 1987 film "Wish you were here"  starring Emily Lloyd and Tom Bell.

A picture of the Dome did very well for me in the past. This one is painted from a different angle, and this time at night. Measuring approximately 9in x 9in it is painted with Conte pastel on black Windsor paper.