All posts tagged: from life

Crouch End Open Studios 2016

I will be exhibiting some of my drawings and sculpture as part of Crouch End Open Studios 2016 during the weekend of 7th and 8th May. I will be showing my work alongside the paintings of Marureen Harrison at 49 Ferme Park Rd N4 4EB  from 12-6pm. I will also be showing […]

Figure of Fran with Plats

A small figure sketch of Fran with with her hair in plats. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 31cm x d: 17cm.

Reclining figure of Mikelina

Reclining figure of Mikelina. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 40cm x d: 25cm. Here is a link to the process of modelling this figure in terracotta clay. And […]

Portrait of Fran with Plats

A life-size sketch of Fran with with her hair in plats. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 27cm x w: 30cm x d: 20cm.

Small portrait of a girl

A small portrait sketch of a girl. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax.   Approximate size: h: 23cm x w: 16cm x d: 10cm. Click here to see photos of the sculpture in progress.

figure of Letizia sitting

Sitting figure of Letizia, chin in hand

Small sitting figure of Letizia, chin in hand. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 30cm x w: 35cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2013. Here is a portrait of the same model, and here […]

Alan: 3 x ink / bamboo sketches

3 sketches of Alan created with indian ink using  a metre of bamboo with a paintbrush attached to each end. The first two were 15-min monochrome sketches . The third image was a 1 hour pose – the first marks were gently done in Wolf’s carbon, then […]

Woman leaning forward – quick figure sketch

Quick sketch of a woman leaning forward. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 15cm x w: 25cm x d: 15cm. Completed 2009. Private collection.

4 sketches of Maria

I started with a quick sketch in Wolf’s carbon looking at contour rather than shadow: Then moved on to using three coloured pencils taped together for the next 10 minute pose: Went back to Wolf’s carbon for the next 10 minute sketch but this time was looking at the […]

Girl sitting with hand on foot

Small sitting figure of girl, with her hand resting on her foot. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 35cm x w: 25cm x d: 25cm. Completed 2013.

1 pose, 1 view, 3 sketches

Louise kept the same pose for 2 x 2-hour sessions. I started with a 1 hour sketch in Wolf’s carbon: Then spent the rest of that session and most of the next on this watercolour painting on an A1 sheet of paper (approximately 2 hour’s […]

Small portrait of Errol

A small portrait of Errol. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 22cm x w: 27cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2014.

Old man in a suit – sketch

A sketchy portrait figure of Kit wearing a suit created from life over 3 x 2 hour sessions. Fired clay. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 40cm x w: 30cm x d: 20cm. Completed December 2013. Private collection.

Making Richard in despair

Process of modelling the sitting figure of Richard – looking despairing with his head in his hand – in terracotta clay over 5 sessions.    

3 x life sessions with Estelle Lovatt

The last 3 life session of the semester taught by Estelle Lovatt, keeping the same model and pose for the first 2 sessions – it was meant to be all 3 but Pamala was unwell the last week so Louise modelled instead. The first drawing […]

Alan: session #2

Colour sketches were each made in about 10 mins using water soluble felt-tip pens. The b/w drawing was made using Wolf’s carbon pencil and chalk on tinted paper and took about an hour to sketch.

Thelma – session ♯4

Portrait: week ♯2 – Figure: week ♯3 This session I took advantage of the space and worked simultaneously on both the figure and the portrait of Thelma.

Mathew – figure

Small figure of Mathew sitting cross-legged. Fired clay. Given a further smoke-firing. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 20cm x w: 25cm x d: 25cm. Completed 2012. Here is a finished portrait of Mathew.

Figure of Kit kneeling

Figure of Kit kneeling. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size (including base): h: 35cm x w: 22cm x d: 15cm. Completed 2013. Here are some photos of this piece being made. Here is […]

Letizia – portrait

Portrait  of Letizia. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 30cm x w: 35cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2013. Here are some photos of this piece in the process of being made. Here is […]

Man wearing a blue shirt – quick figure sketch

Quick 1-day sketch of Kit in a blue shirt, trousers and a waistcoat. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 30cm x w: 20cm x d: 15cm. Completed 2013. Private collection. Here is a […]

Letizia – reclining figure

Small reclining figure of Letizia. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 28cm x w: 45cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2013. Here are some photos of this piece in the process of being made. […]

Kit – portrait

Life-sized portrait of Kit. Fired clay. Sealed with metal powder suspended in shellac. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 30cm x d: 35cm. Completed 2013. Private collection. Here are some photos of this piece in the process of being made. […]

Richard – figure

Small figure of Richard. Fired clay. Given a further smoke-firing. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 30cm x w: 20cm x d: 30cm. Completed 2012. Private collection. Here are some photos of this piece in the process of being made. Here and […]

Phillipe – figure

Small figure of Phillipe. Fired clay. Given a further smoke-firing. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Here are some photos of this piece in the process of being made. Approximate size: h: 30cm x w: 20cm x d: 30cm. Completed 2012. Here is a link […]

Phillipe – portrait

Life-size portrait of Phillipe. Fired clay. Given a further smoke-firing. Patinated with oil paints and soft wax. Approximate size: h: 30cm x w: 50cm x d: 20cm. Completed 2012. Here are some photos of this piece in the process of being made. Here is a link […]

Reclining figure of Mikelina: plaster cast

This figure of Mikelina has been cast in plaster and coated with dirt mixed with shellac varnish. Approximate size: h: 25cm x w: 40cm x d: 25cm. Completed 2013. Private collection. Here is a link to the process of modelling this figure of Mikelina in […]