Tag Archive: painting

St Eustace

My recent visit to Richmond Park I was reminded of the painting of The Vision of St Eustace by Pisanello in the National Gallery, which I drew some while ago. I bought a… Continue reading

The Palm House at Kew

I’m really enjoying being back in the suburbs and re-visiting old haunts. And so to Kew Gardens again, I made several drawings of it years ago when I was mainly working in pen.… Continue reading

Cacti at Kew

After a lot of time teaching and not much time drawing and painting, it’s been good to get the brushes out and do some painting from observation at Kew Gardens. This was supposed to… Continue reading

Jacob and the Angel

In the mood for playing with paint, I sat down and made this from my head the other day. It was first inspired by the Botticelli Mystical Nativity I sketched at the National… 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

En plein air

Just back from a trip with the school to the south of the Lake District, painting oils in the open -an entirely new experience!  The area, set around a large estuary, was beautiful,… Continue reading

From memory

Since I seem to be going through an experimental phase, I thought I’d try painting from memory. These are buildings that I know well and have drawn from observation before, at least once,… Continue reading

Drawing and painting Hawksmoor

These days I’m happy to think I draw consistently well, but I’m still nervous about conveying real feeling into drawings. Simply, I go into automatic mode recording what I see and don’t think… 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

Big Fish

Following my recent initial stabs at painting I went to visit the Royal Academy and seek inspiration from the works of the Glasgow Boys. I’d not really known much about them, but was… Continue reading