Friday, 19 December 2014

Winter sketchbook - more trees

In the woods by the canal, Hyde.
Looking over to Houghton Green.
Dark and muddy walk home...


Monday, 15 December 2014

Old Stuff...

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A highly colourful portrait of Dad - about 1983. Probably when I was at Leeds Polytechnic (now Leeds Beckett University, I see.) Dad was very tolerant, but grew his beard around this time. Probably nothing to do with my ruthless portrayals.  
 The life model at Chelsea School of Art, 1983/4. Can't remember this striking-looking girl's name. I like the vigorous mark-making on the hair. Maybe because I didn't know her, I felt less constrained. 
 An early life-drawing from Leeds Poly - probably 1981. Beginning to realise that I had a facility. Didn't know what to do with it though.
A drawing from around 1999, when I was still the artist-in-residence at MMU Didsbury, in the Printmaking department.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sketchbook this Autumn.


Ink and pastel. By the Peak Forest Canal (Hyde), looking towards Houghton Green.

Charcoal & ink.Not a very good photo of it.

Colour added. Better before?