Video

Friends of mine recently made a video of me making this drawing; and talking about figurative painting and it’s values. Here it is.…

Brushes

Typical selection of brushes used in a session. If I was to write a book about the techniques of painting, it would be about brushes as…

Stunning

There aren’t many paintings that have taken my breath away when I first saw them. Plenty have made me smile immediately with pleasure and some I…

Progress

I am often asked how a painting is made. Most of mine are made in stages, building the forms and atmosphere slowly so I have maximum…

Cataracts

My eyes have deteriorated to the point where i have to have an operation to remove cataracts. I’m writing now before the operation. I’m told by…

Whites

I’ve been obsessing over the best white to use for about forty years now. It all started when I read Max Doerner’s book “Materials of the…

Notes on drawing

I started off thinking about working from drawings, as I sometimes do because working from life for some paintings is inconvenient, to say the least. Anyway…

Nude

I like Instagram! It’s the first social network I’ve been part of and have enjoyed enormously the images and responses on it. It’s a very different…

New Model

When I was at art classes we were told that good drawing did not depend on the appearance of the subject but on understanding of structure,…

Words

In trying to write about my work it has become clear to me the extent to which words and painting are enemies. There’s no use in…

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