Clive James is not my favourite poet but I do like his source of inspiration, which is a beautiful painting by Antonio Mancini.
This clip shows several minutes segments from the dvd by painter Robert Liberace. More info at www.robertliberace.com.
Simon Schama’s Rembrandt: Part one of four episodes available on YouTube.
This is a very informative video on mixing flesh tones by Ben Lustenhouwer. http://www.lustenhouwer.com/en/home
I am getting more ambitious with my lunchtime sketching, this time I used real watercolour paper, taped onto board. The painting took three lunch breaks to complete also and not the usual one. I am trying to be more patient when I paint, I think three hours is a long time while professional portrait artists can spend one hundred hours easily on just one painting, I have room to improve my level of patience.
I just joined SketchCrawl.com, a forum for people who want to be both sketcher and socialite. For one day, every few months there is a world-wide sketching day, local groups from all around the globe go out and draw and then post the results on the forum. I think this is a wonderful idea and I plan, for the first time, to join the next Stockholm SketchCrawl. Enrico Casarosa founded the forum, SketchCrawl back in 2006 (not 100% sure of that date) and has been growing in popularity ever since.
Enrico Casarosa as the founder