Tagged: figurative

Advaita

Advaita means nondual or “not two.” This oneness is a fundamental quality of everything. Everything is a part of and made of one nondual consciousness. Notice your fingers and the palm of your hand....

Life’s Drawing

Around three years ago, I decided that if I was ever going to get better at drawing the human figure, I was going to have to practice it a lot. The best way to...

Henry Yan’s Figure Drawing

I’ve been a big fan of Henry Yan’s figure drawing work for some time after stumbling across his work on the internet a while back (isn’t that how it’s always done these days?) He...

Setting the Tone

Regular Life Drawing offers a fantastic opportunity to experiment with different materials, styles and methods of describing the subject. I’ll generally use charcoal on either bank paper or newsprint but recently I’ve tried doing...

Where to start with Oil Paint?

I’d avoided it long enough – it was time to bite the bullet. The studio’s built, all the the excuses and fears have been put aside and it’s time to tackle painting in oil…...

Repose

repose noun a state of rest, sleep, or tranquility verb be situated or kept in a particular place This is my second attempt at gouache painting with a focus on improving my value recognition,...

Art for a Good Cause

As part of this years Mother’s Day Classic, a group of my wife’s friends put together a ‘Girls Night In’ event to raise money for Breast Cancer Research. I was honoured to be asked...

Jo 05

Every now and then at life drawing I like to try and do something a little differently to what I’m normally trying to achieve. Sometimes it works, more often than not it doesn’t, but...

The Sound of Silence

It was good to get away for a couple of nights (consider it one full day really) for this years ‘Artist Retreat‘ and be completely absorbed in one solitary thought or deed without distraction...