All posts tagged: from life

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.