Friday, 27 May 2016

Castle Acre

 Brilliant day, drawing-wise, as usual. Fabulous model, George, thank you. Catch up with friends and very scrummy lunch, all delightful.  

Sunday, 28 June 2015


Wonderful day, catching up with seems such a long time since I went to a HAS life session. I elected to take only drawing materials and regretted not having my oils to paint the glorious model. I don't usually have dark skin to paint, so missed opportunity there. We followed the usual format, with quick sketches throughout the morning and a longer pose in the afternoon.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Castle Acre

Charcoal 20" x 16"
Oil 20" x 16"
One model in the same pose all day, two points of view. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Castle Acre

Meet Tina.

3 minute and 20 minute sketches to get warmed up. and then into oils.

20 minutes, and the last two for an hour each. Not enough time on any of them, but I had a brilliant day!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


My submission has again been rejected for the BP Portrait Award. From 2,377 entries, 55 works have been selected. I think it would have been a miracle! Guilt now takes over at money wasted.............especially with the bailiffs knocking at the door!

Sunday, 26 January 2014


I actually got to Hertford and had a thoroughly enjoyable day with the delectable Amanda modelling again. Where did the day go? In the blink of an eye I was home again!

Sunday, 29 September 2013


 Charcoal, 1 hr
Oil, 2hrs
Had a brilliant day with a new model, Amanda, who was young and buzzing with energy and quite delightful!
We had two 15min and half a dozen 30sec warm ups, which are a total disgrace and not for public scrutiny. I was happy enough with these two pieces, although, do you notice that I have concentrated on the head again? And she had a stunning figure....didn't we all at her age?