Monday, 30 August 2010

Dean Proir Life Drawing Group

We are having our first exhibition as a group this week at: Birdwood House, Totnes, Devon.
Sunday August 29 - Saturday September 4 2010 10a.m. - 4 p.m.

Difficult to photograph the work once it is glazed!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Working on still life

Concentrating on still life at the moment. Also keeping back the better life drawings and paintings in preparation for a joint group exhibition in Totnes at the end of August.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Dribbs and drabbs

Work on the portrait has proceeded but in small chunks of time. I would estimate this has added up to an additional day and a halfs' work.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Day 7

Rebuilding underway.

Day 6

Having put the portrait away for a while, looking at it with fresh eyes, it is time to be a bit radical.
Looks drastic but it will get better.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Day 5

Slow progress.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Day 4

Ok, there was a day in between but I had a model in that day, so there was no chance to work on the painting. The first photo is of the painting as is was left last time when I could not photograph it for lack of light, the second shows the progress achieved today. Spot the difference.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Day 3

As things get more detailed the changes become less obvious. I have managed to do more but lost the light to photograph by.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

day 2 on the portrait

Adding more colour and moving things around before committing myself more to the details. Going through a looking scary stage but that will pass.

Friday, 15 January 2010

A new year a new portrait

Not exactly a "new" portrait as I have had the colour study, photos and canvas, ready to go, for a while now. I finally had time to get started. As usual I start with a deliberately rough charcoal sketch made using a bamboo stick to give me a loose guide.

Started adding a little colour.
Mapping in a few rough details.

Back to charcoal so I could rough in some features and move things around using charcoal and putty rubber.
A final layer of paint and it's time to call it a day.