Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Portrait workshop with Evert Ploeg

highly regarded portrait artist Evert Ploeg decided at short notice to put on a portrait painting workshop at his studio on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November. I noticed it on his fb page and decided to go along, it was 2 days of painting  with enjoyable and useful discussions with 7 artists including our uncomplaining model, artist Greg Somers.
this was my effort ... with a little tweaking of the background and shirt

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Ian was our sitter today, I have already painted an oil portrait of him before, so I thought I'd try something different, and did a one hour Conte drawing and a one hour Pastel drawing

Life Drawing Exhibition

The first weekend in November is our Life Drawing Group Exhibition, traditionally called the 'Fruits of the Figure' exhibition after the now defunct 'Fruits of the Hawkesbury' Festival of which it used to be a part.

13 artists in the group, and we all set up our own sections... this is a photo of my display, some paintings, a pile of portraits and folders of drawings.

a photo of the photographer Kylie Pitt from the local paper taking a photo of me.


kaya, the last group portrait for October