The first term at the insight School of Art has now finished – time to take stock. It’s been a great experience – I’ve drawn the same building again and again but even having the opportunity to do that is incredibly fruitful. To do it and have feedback and mentoring is great, I’ve had some … Continue reading End of term
I’ve been painting the “City of London” School building rather a lot recently, sometimes from real life, other times from photos or even from previous drawings. I thought I’d go back and kill 2 birds with one stone, or, in the slightly more charming Italian version of the saying, get 2 pigeons with one bean. … Continue reading Painting the City of London School on Victoria Embankment
I’m trying to fin my feet with larger paintings and with working in a Studio – I’m used to tight schedules, awkward and cramped working positions and little time, so all this comfort and time is confusing me. Here’s the latest version of the City of London School:
I’ m back in Tuscany to visit and draw new houses, and the heat is on – it makes it tricky to sit out in the broiling sunshine! Today the Palio is on in the little village of Casole d’Elsa and I found a quiet corner in the cool of Luciano’s Bar from where I … Continue reading Tuscan Bay leaves
Our brief stay in Aix has been wonderful and I’ve got a few drawings done. In between drawings we have drunk fine wines, discovered an excellent olive oil, seen Cezanne’s atelier, discovered quite how rude an Avis employee can be, and had some excellent meals. And as a plus I became the mayor of the … Continue reading Time in Provence is now over!
I’m off to Provence tomorrow for a few days – so hopefully shall have some new paintings of Aix and the surrounding area when I return. Particularly hoping to get a good drawing of the Baptistery in Aix Cathedral – a 6th century delight that incorporates columns probably re-used from a Roman temple that stood … Continue reading Off to Provence