Back to the drawing class.

A couple of weeks ago I heard about a life drawing class based at Batley, West Yorkshire, and so glad I made to drive over to join.  Very informal, friendly but serious about the work, the class is run by established artists Tom Wood and Tony Noble, and is just the tonic to get back to the basic which I have neglected for so long.  Below are a few 20-50 min sketches, done in pencil ranging from 2H to 2B on (I admit fairly cheap) A4 paper.  I feel rusty after an absence of over 2 years from the life class, so happy to continue with this format until I feel more confident with larger drawings…

New, darker work as Autumn approaching…

Over the summer I have been busy working on a new small solo show at Gallerytop (Derbyshire) in October.  It contains 10 new works and 2 ‘re-presentations’ for want of a better word.  Put it another way, updated and reframed.  However, they have mentioned how dark the paintings look on the images I have forwarded, and I hadn’t noticed this till it was pointed out.  I do believe the paintings can often subconsciously project my mood at the time, or my general outlook on life, so should I be worried?  Not really, I love the results, and there’s always that anxiety factor before a show.  Here are a few examples….