This was done extremely quickly, and even though it doesn’t flatter me in the slightest, it’s one of my favourites. I’ve always liked self-portrait studies by great artists, such as Lucien Freud and Rembrandt—of course. Of Freud’s self-studies, the ones that I enjoy the most are his very rapid ones. This was painted in oils […]
A large painted life study, in oils. I named him ‘The Florentine’ simply because of the hair. He had a long hairstyle that I’ve seen in works by Andrea del Verrochio and Leonardo DaVinci—both Florentines themselves. (30″ x 30″) Progress Images Life studies from the human figure are—in my view—absolutely the most challenging of all. […]
A large painted life study, in oils. Life studies from the human figure are—in my view—absolutely the most challenging of all. And the most challenging part of that, for me, is getting those skin hues & tones balanced and right. That’s the real challenge. The lesser challenge then, is rendering the forms, and then achieving […]
About the Fine Art Work
Here are a selection of studies in oil, pencil and chalk. For me, the figure studies are the most challenging ones of all—hence the emphasis on the nude in art teaching.
I’ll be adding many more works to this section over time