Here are a few of the portraits that I painted on a Roger Dellar course last week. I learned to paint more thickly in mid tones all over in rough areas of colour... and then to bring order out of the chaos that was before me. It feels like dangerous and daring painting, ... but it results in a more painterly and cohesive picture. I painted Bob, (with the beard) at home to practice my skills and to introduce a little palette knife .. brilliant fun! It's not quite finished .. but I'm pleased so far.
Monday, 1 February 2016
These two paintings of John were painted last Tuesday at the life class. I was splodging paint all over the place .... then trying to pull the figure out of chaos. I was going for an atmospheric effect.