It’s not that I’ve been idle of late. I actually have two paintings on the go and painted a birthday card as well, but all I have to show is todays painting from the life session -very similar to the last one but the sex is different in case you hadn’t noticed..
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Well, back to the Liver Sketching Club last Saturday. They have a great studio on the seventh floor with a window the full length of one wall. This allows for great tonal contrasts. Pity that the owner is selling to a developer and they will have to vacate shortly.
I don’t have much of a selection of paintings to show as I started on another version of the camellias, I put up the last time. Here is the result. I think that that is enough.
This is watercolour, quarter imperial, 25x36cm.
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My mobility is rather restricted at the moment so I haven’t been to any life sessions – its bad enough lugging an easel to them so the added restriction of crutches just makes me stay at home. What I thought I’d do is have a look at some of the quick 2 minute sketches and see if I could make anything of them. This is the first one I tried. It is rather plain, but I did intend a stark image – perhaps even starker – but I did like the calmness of the pose. In this one I included a hint of the face.
The original sketch is below, done without measurement, so I think the top of the arm is a little short. I might have a go at another and try a different style.
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I am in hospital at the moment getting a new hip joint as the old one gave up after years of sport.
So here are a few of my recent life paintings,
I have been taking my pastels down to the sessions of late.
These will be the last life paintings I will do for a while until I get fully mobile again.
But what I might do in the interim is work up some of the quick sketches I’ve done as they can be more dynamic and interesting than these more static longer poses.
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I parked up in the carpark by the canal ready to go off painting and just took a glimpse along the towpath. Fingers of mist still clung to the reeds, avoiding the sun’s weak rays. Out of the reed beds some moorhens glided across the chill water, probably thinking I might be a source of a free breakfast.
I tried this out in pastel to get the wisps of mist. In hindsight I could have done it in watercolour and used white gouache for the mist.
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Back to attending some two hour life sessions which allow for a more considered and reflective drawing and time to play around with colour. Here are a couple of my latest paintings.
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I don’t know what fascinates me about these cottages, just off the road at the foot of Clieve’s Hills as you approach Ormskirk having travelled across the moss, inland from Southport. I did them as a watercolour (shown on this blog on September 24th) and have previously painted them plein air by the roadside, although the best view point is in the middle of the road, which isn’t much good.
Perhaps the middle bale needs a bit of tidying up as I look at is as I write.
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