Thursday, 29 November 2012

Martha




I reserve Wednesdays for figure drawing, and I've recently been sticking with pencil as I want to concentrate on the line.

These poses were inspired by the model Martha, and by the work of Gwen John.

There are more on the Drawings page of my website.

I'll be adding some more in the coming weeks.


Saturday, 17 November 2012

Back To Tresco





I haven't had the best of summers. In got ill in May, and ended up on a lengthy course of chemotherapy.

With that behind me, here are my latest paintings. I sat outside on the beach at New Grimsby on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly – one of my favourite places in the world – and painted these on canvases roughly 3' wide.

It wasn't freezing cold, but the wind was quite strong. It was exhilarating to be in such a beautiful and inspiring place, and to be painting in situ.