Saturday, November 27, 2010

Last Portrait for the year

today's 2 hour  portrait was the last group arranged for this  year !

Monday, November 22, 2010

November Portraits

portrait of Denis from MTAS portrait group, oil 20x 18

portrait of workmate Duncan,  oil 20 x 16

Friday, November 12, 2010

photos from portrait demonstration

some photos from the October portrait demonstration

Quotation from the MTAS Newsletter "We should also thank Malcolm Robertson for his session on portrait painting. Why do the experts always make it seem so easy?"

Monday, November 08, 2010

annual figure drawing exhibition

Our Life drawing group's annual exhibition 'Fruits of  the Figure' was held on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November at the Deerubbin  Centre in Windsor.
these are some photos of my little display of this years work

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Portrait Demonstration

On Tuesday 12th October I painted 16  x 20 oil portrait of Ken... Mr Magic Metal in front of members the Macquarie Towns Arts Society and members of the public, just over an hour's painting.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Hawkesbury gazette

from the Hawkesbury Gazette Oct 6

 portrait from March this year

Sunday, September 26, 2010

last September Portrait

the second regular portrait session for September
oil about 100 minutes approx  18 x 18

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Portrait Demonstration

This painting was a demonstration for the  Baulkham Hills Art Society  on Monday night September 6th.
I only just managed to get there after spending 10 days in hospital and being tied up with appointments  a couple of hours before... and just got there in the nick of time, though not fully prepared.

16 x 20 oil and not sure of the time, something over an hour

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Portrait 14th August

It must be about a year since I  tried a landscape
An oil portrait 20 x 16 from the group session 14th August

Sunday, July 18, 2010

HAAT Brochure Launch

16th July was the opening and Launch of the new Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail Brochure, which contains a link to the Piggery Lane Studio & Gallery.
I sat in the centre of the room with an easel and chairs and drew some 10 minute or so sketches of some of the guests... snapped this one with my cell phone!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sunday, May 30, 2010

some from May

a two hour portrait in oil
a variation from photo

15 minute Conte Study

girl with hat

Sunday, April 18, 2010

finally a studio

I have finally taken some studio space at the 'Piggery lane Studio' a part of the Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop on the UWS Campus at Richmond NSW.
It is a part of the Hawkesbury Artists and Artisans Trail and the website information and brochure will be updated in the near future.
here are a couple of photos of the space I'm currently organising and hope to be spending some time working in from now on.

recent portraits

Some recent live portraits from our local portrait group, mainly about 2 hours painting from life, and some retouching afterwards here and there.