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Telling a story

Telling a story in a painting is quite a challenge. You have to be able to capture emotions and relationships with body language and gesture. I was stumped. 279 more words


Open Session: ...Figure ..."Emily"

New model last night at Yuri’s. Beautiful, young Colombian woman. She wore a leopard jacket over black skirt. Wasn’t sure she could attend again next week, so decided to draw. 54 more words

Tom Donovan Art

Research point - Figures in interiors

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy by David Hockney is a great painting of figures in an interior because it  is simple and yet has enormous amounts of detail.   412 more words


How I spent my summer vacation: Scaling the Alberta Rockies

One of my old art school chums has become a serious rock climber in the years we’ve been away. On a recent trip back home, she invited us to join her climbing buddies for a day at Grassi Lakes, above Canmore AB. 550 more words


A figure in an interior

I started this painting by thinking about composition and the kind of atmosphere I wanted to create in the piece.  I drew two thumbnails in my sketchbook. 220 more words


Gone West.

Just back from a week in one of our favourite English resorts – St. Ives in Cornwall. We’ve been there a number of times before but have still not properly come to terms with just how far away it is; the length of the drive down there always somehow manages to surprise me, as do the inevitable high-season traffic delays. 219 more words