Friday, 16 September 2016

More pics from the National Gallery

A series of drawings looking at the interaction between the paintings and the viewer
#SebastianodelPiombo #TheRaisingofLazarus

Friday, 2 September 2016

Friday, 26 August 2016

More pictures from kerala

Classic "garden" for a Keralan house among the palm trees. White sand with trees and plants carefully cultivated

The barber's on the beach doing a brisk trade

Vishnu the barber wanted his "photo" drawn!

Valickavu Market

One of the veg shops in sleepy Vallickavu

Another one - notice all the different types of bananas

View of the backwater with the traditional wooden punts that resemble Venetian gondolas

Selling tapioca root in the market

Monday, 22 August 2016

Drawings from Kerala

Lush, exotic and very damp! Kerala is a great place to draw and paint. here are a few drawings

I did on a recent trip.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

More Figaro from Longborough Festival OperaDr

Dr Bartolo

Act IV Figaro and Barberina

The Countess played by Susanna Fairbairn

Act II The girls present the countess with flowers

Cherubino sings to Susanna


The Count mistakes the Countess for Susanna

Act IV Figaro thinking that Susanna is singing to the Count

The Countess singing Porgi Amor

Figaro brings in the servants to sing to the Count

Act III Susanna and the Countess plot against the Count

Act II Susanna steps out of the closet to the surprise of both the Count and the Countess

The Marriage of Figaro

Thursday, 23 June 2016

The Marriage of Figaro at Longborough Festival Opera

New production at the opera house in the Cotswolds. A simple but appropriate and atmospheric production. Fumbled around in the dark doing a few drawings and here are some of them!

All from Act 1
During the overture there's a fair amount of business involving the staff of the Count's house

Cherubino waiting to hear what will become of him as Figaro ushers in the chorus to sing the Count's praises

Cherubino discovered. The Count is not happy!

Cherubino singing Non So Piu

Susanna alerts Figaro to the Count's intentions

Saturday, 18 June 2016

This week's portrait

An oil sketch which took about an hour. Strong lighting is very helpful

Friday, 10 June 2016

A Night at the Opera!

Went to Longborough Festival Opera this week to do some drawing during a rehearsal of Tannhauser.
First results:

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Old Harry's Rock

Some scenes of the amazing cliffs and rocks near Swanage

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016

Some more...

Praa Sands

Godolphin House

Prussia Cove

Sea View Cottage

The kitchen at Sea View Cottage