During the last few years it’s been great to see that life painting/drawing is back in vogue.
Some of the images in this post are from a life session I tutored in Chester, UK.
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 was fortunate enough to begin each day with a two hour life session. I can’t think of a better way to get the creative juices flowing.
Twenty minute – full sheet watercolour and felt tip pen study -
I love short poses – preferably five to 20 minutes max. This enables me to capture the energy, movement and gesture of my subject….
five minute watercolour study – male dancerI was fortunate to go to art school…
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