Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I'm interested in simple line drawing and would love to become good at it.
My favourite Picassos, along with his Blue and Pink Periods, are his line drawings. They are simply exquisite.
Interestingly, they are obviously highly influenced by the style of the ancient classical Greek Maenads and Dionysiacs. Also, look at Matisse's 'Dance' - straight out of the Greek classical style.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
This was done in a group situation and I think the model had been obliged to pose too long without a break. Actually, she didn't normally have such a serious look about her, but I think by that stage she was just exhausted. Come to think of it, unless a picture is done from a photo, it's very difficult for the sitter to hold the pose.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Water Colour after Blockley
More or less copied this from a book by a man called Blockley. I wanted to have a go at capturing the menacing atmosphere of the original and I'm afraid I didn't succeed very well. But it was an interesting exercise in using water colours. Used masking fluid for the houses.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Ink and Coloured Pencils
This is one of a series of sketches done while on a sailing holiday in Croatia. Flew from Dublin to Split where we hired a yacht (not too expensive when shared among 9 of us) and cruised down by the islands to Dubrovnik and back. Around lunchtime each day we anchored in some nice lagoon, swam from the boat in the warm, pristine water, and then had lunch and some of the local wine on board. Each evening we tied up in a different town or village and had dinner in a restaurant. Loved it.