In light of the new BBC4 TV show entitled ‘LIFE DRAWING LIVE’ which I viewed last night, I am re-posting a blog on the subject.
In early December, I was invited by my good friend and fellow artist, Maria Do RosarioTavares (Miza to me) to give a painting demonstration for a group she is working with in Chester. The subject, ‘life painting’ – one of my favourites. It was only a two hour session, but a very good one. The group and the model were lovely.
To warm up I painted this rapid watercolour/gouache portrait of David, the model. I like to get to know my models a little this way before beginning the days work. There have been periods during my career when I began each day with a two hour life session in my studio. I hope to have…
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