today's portrait at the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop at the WSU in Richmond, and a little more work done to the portrait of James Hancock
latest portrait under way of Blue Mountains artist James Hancock, who I see regularly every week at the life drawing group at the Blue Mountains Creative Arts Centre.
I started a couple of larger size plain air paintings this week before the wet weather came along, at one of the sites a very confident Kookaburra decided to have a closer look at what I was doing.
and the latest painting from Saturday's portrait group at Richmond Art Supplies
today's portrait of Rosa at the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop, I headed to the Showground afterwards to help with the hanging of paintings for next week's Hawkesbury Show, but a good attendance this morning had everything nearly all done!
recently I have been doing some quicker studies, 20, 30 and 40 minutes in the portrait and life sessions instead of just one pose for the entire session
Alan Chipperfield spends a lot of time restoring antique furniture, and tells me that because Chaise Lounges have always been made of a timber construction they have been restricted in their design, so he put his 85 year old mind to work to design a Chaise Lounge with a metal frame that is light and strong, with a greater curve on the arms, it can be fully utilized for length, and can be easily disassembled for transportation. It looks elegant and he is rather pleased with it!
Its been quite a while since the last regular portrait group in November, my daughter Stephanie sat for this one, and there is still a bit to do to finish it
last weekend the local temperature was officially 47C...the exterior reading on my car's thermometer was 50C... fortunately Richmond Art Supplies where the portrait group for this sketch was painted had air conditioning
Blue Mountains artist Gus Carozza has recently built a new art studio, and is going to have the occasional portrait session there, today was a try out. There were five of us and a sitter and we did two ten minute poses, a 40 minute and a 20 minute one, this was the first little bit of live practice since November.