Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Geoff Hewitt Portrait Workshop

Once again an excellent session from Geoff, who gave us a clear and  intro to portraiture before guiding our individual efforts. It was also good to be joined for the first time by members of the Lakeside group. Another first - I actually managed to produce something that looked like the person I was drawing. Here are some of the results:

Drama from Dee

Kate - Guess who?

Subtlety from Julia 

Jan - Quizical

Kath - Not a self portrait

Les - Why me?

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Northumbria University Gallery

3 painters are being exhibited until March 28th: Dale Atkinson, Albert Irvin, Norman Cornish in Paris. I wasn't so keen on Albert Irvin's abstract gouache work, but found Dale Atkinson interesting and disturbing, and Norman Cornish's Paris sketches full of immediacy and charm. Well worth a look if you get the chance.

   Albert Irvin

    Norman Cornish

    Dale Atkinson

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Postcard from Portugal

Just experimenting with the art app on my new tablet. This is the view from my daughter's window. Not quite 'Eat your heart out, David Hockney.