Sunday, February 28, 2016


the sitter for this month's Hawkesbury Community Arts Workshop portrait group was Rama, I did a couple of pencil sketches and this 24 x 18 oil portrait... somewhere between 80 and 100 minutes.

Life drawing has also started up again at most venues, this was a 20 minute sketch from the Cinematic Life Drawing at Parramatta

Sunday, February 14, 2016


yesterday's portrait group at Richmond Art Supplies, I decided to do two quicker Oil studies on A3 primed watercolour paper instead of a larger one, this is probably the more successful of the two, 60 minutes

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Portrait Demonstration and Plein Air

On Tuesday night I did a live portrait demonstration at the Deerubbin Centre in Windsor for the Macquarie Towns Arts Society. It worked out there was really only time for a one hour painting... not quite as relaxed as the normal portrait groups where I usually take a break every 20 minutes but it was still enjoyable and everyone there seemed to get a lot out of it.

I took along over 70 portraits painted at portrait painting groups, and a couple of paintings done as 'demos'

and the regular crew are finally back to the weekly Plein Air meet-ups on a Thursday, this one was at Yarramundi