Tag Archive: National Gallery

Men of the Docks by George Bellows

I really enjoyed seeing the George Bellows exhibition at the Royal Academy last year. I’ve always enjoyed but never quite been driven by Edward Hopper, Bellow’s more famous contemporary American artist. But discovering Bellows… Continue reading

To Florence (via the National Gallery)

Several years ago when reading Art History at University I managed to get away with not studying a single painting from the Italian Renaissance. Shameful. At the time I was into all things… Continue reading

Portraits at the National Gallery

I’ve enjoyed doodling people for a long time. Friends in front of the TV, people at work, which makes for an interesting contrast of zombie-like or focused and limbs flying. But recently I’ve… Continue reading

Beuckelaer’s fish

Regular followers will know of my fondness for drawing from paintings. To de-construct an artist’s composition and narrative, priorities and hierarchy of characters, is an incredible process and one that makes me want… Continue reading

Pottermania at Trafalgar Square

Following on in the theme of reportage, a few sketches of the crowds at Trafalgar Square for the Harry Potter 7 premiere a few weeks ago. I had to fight my way through… Continue reading

Learning from An Experiment

I’ve many drawings of groups of people I’d like to work up into paintings or prints but have been having trouble getting started. Composing pictures of a group is a new and tricky… Continue reading

Drawing School Week 1: The National Gallery

First week on HRH’s postgraduate diploma and happily I seem to be drawing or illustrating  every day in one way or another. There’s a mound of life drawing to sort (too big to… Continue reading