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Happy Christmas Everyone!

Santa – Oil on Canvas Paper Here is a painting of Father Christmas, painted in one of my last classes of 2016.  Unfortunately, I have been sick with an awful cough ever since…but feeling better now (just in time) I hope everyone gets what they want this year….and happy painting in 2017

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Three Great Still Life Demos

One the best ways to learn how to paint is to simply watch great painters! Not just what they paint but how the start, the marks they make, the way they hold the brush. These are three of my favourites from youtube! Have you stumbled across anything good recently…why not share in the comments?

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Foxes Skull

  I painted this a few months ago now.  Its a great little fox skull given to me by an old friend.  I have painted it a few times – skulls may not be  everyone’s cup of tea, but I have always found them great subjects.  A skull is a great symbol of both time and impermanence – both of …

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Yinka Shonibare, Portrait

Nice class this morning in Melton.  One more to go before the end of the term.  I found an article on Yinka Shonibare in an Artist and Illustrators magazine, so had  a go at a quick portrait and was pleased with the results.

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Paintings From Life Drawing

Last session of Life Drawing for this term at the Ipswich Institute. Its been great fun with some really good work being produced.  Last night was quiet so I got the oils out and did a few sketches.  This was the one I was most happy with and seemed like a good image to start my new blog with. If …