I am currently working on a few pieces (my aim being not to labour on any one piece, as I have a tendency to 'fiddle'). This is my niece Sarah who has the most amazing hair and spends painstaking hours arranging it. She is a creative soul with an incredible flair for art and writing … Continue reading Sarah’s Hair – pastel
After 4 months away (teaching in the UK) I am now back in my studio in France. This is a new pastel drawing in progress 'Mum dressed for Winter'. There is still much to do to the face and clothing but it is getting there slowly. My mum was recently diagnosed with Alzheimers. At present … Continue reading New Work in Progress: ‘Mum Dressed for Winter’
Having had some time away from my artwork to get on top of other things, I've finally made some headway with this. Hoping to finish in time for my return to the world of teaching for 4 months (when I suspect there will be no time to devote to my own creations)
I've recently been focusing on hands as a vehicle for a theme based on the seasons - as preliminary studies for paintings (Mum's hands and my niece's hands). The drawing of my Mum's hands is now complete / the drawing of my niece's hands is a work in progress. It's been a real challenge moving … Continue reading Hands (graphite and charcoal on paper)
I am still undecided as to whether i should work into this some more (the fabric especially), but leaving it to rest for a while so I can look at it with a more discerning eye.
Just got back from a visit to the UK to see my family. Started this whilst there (still in progress)
Needed a break from drawing, so returned to painting today. This started out as a demo piece for one of my workshops.
Spent a lot of time trying to get the angle of the head right. Still needs a lot of work to the face and scarf.
Pastel on Ingres paper The inspiration for this drawing comes from my love of early Italian religious icon paintings. The model is my neice, Rachel. The finished (full-size) portrait will show her wearing a headscarf with part of her face concealed (hence the title). I still have work to do to the eyes and modelling … Continue reading ‘Concealed’ – detail of new drawing in progress