Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Recent drawings - hills, still life and figures

First a couple of drawing from scenes from TV -  hill country

Below  a scene from the Wanganui River valley

Woman and table - after a Picasso sketch

Three woman - a bit of Picasso and Pat Hanly

Table and plant in sunlight.

Beach scene after Pat Hanly

Small painting by Nicky Foreman

After focusing on it watching TV I could see a figure.. Not quite so obvious now!

Friday, August 7, 2015

Just gotta post something!!

It is a long time since I published a blog.

All in a mornings work.
No real excuses other than distractedness and laziness. Still a number of unfinished paintings waiting for my attention.

A big recent event was the removal of a large claret ash ( which, ironically I planted myself in 1970). It seemed a very difficult task. I worried that lots of other trees might be damaged but my worries proved unfounded.  The fallen trunk reminded me of a David Hockney painting.

While watching TV I amused myself adding further details to some figure drawings I had done previously plus couple of portraits taken while TV freeze framed.The seated figures seem to relate to drawings of Matisse, Picasso and American artist in the 80s - Diekenborn.

I have just bought a new set of drawing felts which are fun to use.

Portrait from TV