photo 2022 09 30 10 09 31

Portrait painting with model Courtney

It has been a while since I have had a chance to portray Courtney and as usual it’s been a pleasure. This portrait…

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photo 2022 09 22 16 04 08

Portrait painting class with Bill Gatt

Portrait sessions at the Crescent Art Center with tutor Bill Gatt have started again today. It was nice to go back to the…

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photo 2022 07 12 08 38 34

“Ritratto di Arianna” – Acrylics on (big) canvas

Anyone who knows me knows that portraits are my passion, and I had wanted to work on a large piece for some time….

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photo 2022 06 19 16 21 42

Out in Botanic Gardens, Belfast, with Ulster Urban Sketchers

A meeting was held on Saturday morning with the Ulster Urban Sketchers, one of the local drawing groups here in Northern Ireland. We…

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photo 2022 06 03 13 10 31

Portrait long session with Mari – Van Gogh inspired

How did I come to paint a background from Van Gogh’s work? Simple: through years and years of life drawing. Let me explain:…

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photo 2022 05 27 10 56 20

Gouache portrait (with a bit of fluo) of Skye

Yesterday I attended the penultimate portrait session with the artist Bill Gatt and for the three hours our model was Skye (she had…

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photo 2022 05 22 12 48 16

Long pose portrait session with model Hattie

This week the portrait session at the Crescent Art Center in Belfast featured Hattie as a model, who wore a nice spring dress…

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photo 2022 05 12 18 46 44

Acrylics portrait session with model Courtney

It sounds unbelievable, but we’re already on three of the six live portrait sessions I bought at Belfast’s Crescent Art Center…and I’m wondering…

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Mom’s plants

This was meant to be a cumulative post for the April drawings, but I practically didn’t have time to open the sketchbook, so…

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photo 2022 05 06 10 32 40

Acrylics portrait session with model Mari

After last time’s misunderstanding, this time I showed up to the portrait session with all the material to paint and a canvas. I…

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