I just find this drawing study irresistible.
It rained a lot today, my little girl and I painted in the shed.
I’ve had a piece exhibited at the Benalla Gallery for the Benalla nude prize – my work was highly commended.
Here is some press from the Benalla Nude exhibition:
The Sydney Morning Herald
I just finished a new painting – 33 weeks. This painting is oil on board, I did it very differently to how I have previously painted and enjoyed it immensely.
I’ve posted some of the developmental sketches and the beginnings of this painting: here.
What is different about this is it is from life and from memory. I did a sitting with the model and developed most of this painting with the sketches and my memory from that sitting. I took some photos for a buffer – but I in no way relied on the photographs like I have in previous works.
My final drawing for 2013
Women on Bed, 77 x 57 cm
Recently I purchased what I refer to as ‘proper paints’ – they are amazing. ( David Hockney uses them, I was told by the lovely man in the art store.) So this was a good opportunity to try them out. I was in my painting shed for hours just blissing out on both of these amazing new experiences!