Friday, 23 August 2013


I had the pleasure of attending the Schoolism Nathan Fowkes workshop in London a few weeks back. Nathan's talk was more than inspirational.  One thing he talked about was studies.

I decided I would make a start on doing my own.  Most of these are from my own photographs although a few are from internet ref/other painters.  My focus is on getting the simple statement down so they are devoid of detail.  These have been so much fun to do.  I am also starting to get a bit of a feel for how to subtly design whilst working from ref.  It only takes a few strokes with the right direction to make a piece much more interesting to the eye.

Next week I am going plein air painting one evening to start up some traditional media ones too.