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A Bit On The Side

On Monday morning I went to Julia’s drawing class. I’m not sure if my presence has had any effect on the class and the way Julia runs it – I only joined this autumn. I get the feeling everyone else … Continue reading

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Life Drawing With Julia

I did some life drawing this evening in Horwich (near Bolton) organised by Julia Entwistle who I mentioned in connection with the Delicieux Fair. This is the second time I’ve been. I wasn’t happy with my drawings the first time, … Continue reading

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Representing Women – An Article From OCA

I get stuff from the OCA regularly in my email inbox. Yesterday, this article arrived written by Sharron, about women in photography, in art and in society in general: Vanity (c. 1485) by Hans Memling “You painted a naked woman … Continue reading

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Male Nude, Xchanges Life Session

Originally posted on Jenny Hainsworth Fine Art:
This is a recent drawing from a life session here in Victoria at Xchanges Studio, a terrific artist’s facility in town hosting several classes and life drawing and sculpting sessions each week. I…

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Three items picked up via Twitter

As I stated in my ‘Hello’ introduction, one of the purposes of this blog is to share ‘ephemeral’ items about art. Recently I’ve started using Twitter to help me keep up to date with art news. This evening as I … Continue reading

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Catching the Odd Perspective

Originally posted on Paintings by Aline:
I haven’t mentioned it before, but I have been taking a figure drawing class at the Institute with Larry Christian.  Larry’s approach to drawing the figure is the opposite of academic drawing.  He pushes…

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Inspiration at the National Gallery I

Yesterday I wrote about the Bronze exhibition at the Royal Academy which was the main reason for our trip down to London. Unfortunately, we seemed to be there at change-over time for some exhibitions. We want to go down again … Continue reading

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… and some exhibitions in London. No. I – Picasso, Vollard and Hardacre

This post was meant to have been called “… and some exhibitions I’m going to” and was to have been posted at the beginning of last week before we went to London. However, as every blogger knows, occasionally real life … Continue reading

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St Sebastian – why are there so many paintings?

Isn’t Wikipedia great? For years I’ve been under a misapprehension. One – St Sebastian was a martyr. Two – He is invariably shown tied to a tree with arrows sticking out of him. Ergo – He was killed by arrows. … Continue reading

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Gustave Caillebotte’s “The Floor Scrapers” (1875)

Nowadays Gustave Caillebotte is not one of the better known Impressionists, although it could be argued that his bequest to the French state of his collection of paintings by several painters had a significant impact regarding the movement. Being a … Continue reading

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