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Copying

A few weeks ago, I went to an exhibition of French portrait drawings at the British Museum. Among them were a few drawings by François Clouet and Ingres whose works I admire for their accuracy and Ingres in particular for his … Continue reading

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Painting a Nude

A few weeks ago, I painted a nude. I do not paint or draw the figure much as pictures of nudes are difficult to sell and can be quite expensive to produce (you have to pay for a model and … Continue reading

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Recent Charcoal Portraits

  Here are a few recent charcoal portraits. At my old art school in Florence initially we spent a lot of time drawing, mostly in charcoal, before moving on to painting. This is a good idea as draughtsmanship is 7/8ths of painting*. … Continue reading

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The Stuffed Owl

I am always trying to improve my work and look to the masters for inspiration and ideas. To keep me cheerful in the face of this daunting and occasionally demoralising task, I have made a collection of some oddities by the greatest … Continue reading

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