Self Portrait

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Crave the indulgence. Today is my birthday so a bit of introspection is the order of the day! It’s also made me realise I’ve not done a self-portrait for a decade so maybe it’s time I tried another. I always … Continue reading

Dada

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  To complete the week of portraits, here’s a little oil sketch I did of my father that I found in an old sketch book recently. Not an exact likeness, but there’s something of him in there!

Tom

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Tom was one of the life models at the Hesketh Hubbard Society, which is the life drawing arm of the Mall Galleries. It’s a wonderful place to work. It is so quiet, (considering one is 3 minutes from Trafalgar Square) … Continue reading

Joyce

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  This is the last of the trio of drawings I did from Luc Delahaye‘s photographs in L’Autre, though looking at these again has made me want to revisit this kind of work. I thought this lady looked as though … Continue reading

Le Marin

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  Like Inaya, this was drawn from another Luc Delahaye photograph from L’Autre. The cap the man was wearing made me think of a French mariner and so I selected blue paper to provide a ground for the chalk and … Continue reading

Inaya

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This drawing was done after a photograph by Luc Delahaye. Luc surreptitiously photographed people on the Metro and published a book called “L’Autre”. I was working at Phaidon Press in Paris during the time that this book was published and … Continue reading

Klimt and his Cat

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As a teenager I was obsessed with Klimt’s paintings. I still am. It’s now grown into a fascination with early 20th Century Vienna, The Secession Movement, Gustav and Alma Mahler, Berg, The second Viennese school and Twelve tone composition. I … Continue reading