Sunday’s figure painting

Venue: Konstnärshuset, Stockholm. 20160228

On the last Sunday of each month I go to a two hour – one position life drawing or figure painting session. It’s a fun day because I meet up with the local Stockholm UrbanSketchers beforehand to sketch for at least 3 hours! 🙂

Model Jonas who is a dancer on Arches rough 300g watercolour paper

Saturday’s life drawing

Venue: Basis, Stockholm 20160227

3 minute pose

10 minute pose

10 minute pose

Getting there

I wonder what type of watercolour artist I will become. I know I want to leave something for the viewer of my work to interpreted. A form of mystery you could say. So, I have no plan to be a realist even if some of my paintings look that way. I’m in transition. This watercolour of a woman with her head in her hands, what is she thinking? I leave that up to you. I like that, the mystery.

Woman in thought. 50 x 32 cm Saunders rough 300g watercolour paper

Tuesday’s life drawing

Venue: Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 20160223.

I found this model hard to draw. I blamed her figure at first but then I realised that it was my attitude that was totally wrong. It’s amazing what a difference such enlightenment makes.

5 minute pose

5 minute pose

10 minute pose

A workmate’s best friend

This was a commission. I presented it to the dog owner a few days ago. He liked it a lot so that made me happy. It’s the first time I painted a dog, it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. Actually, I have painted horses in the past so I’m not a total beginner when it comes to animals. I’m not happy with the grass, next time I’ll be less fussy.

Tax 29 x 39 Arches rough 300g

Espresso House Café

Espresso House Café. 21 x 14.5 cm Clairefontaine watercolour sketchbook.

Saturday’s life drawing

Venue: Basis, Stockholm 20160220

I was in the groove so I enjoyed this session. Currently using a charcoal pencil on A3 paper. The model was excellent which helps a lot.

3 minute pose

3 minute pose

3 minute pose

5 minute pose

3 minute pose

3 minute pose

3 minute pose

5 minute pose

3 minute pose

Tuesday’s life drawing

Venue: Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 20160216
These drawings are from last week. I have a back-log right now, just too busy to blog. Terrible thing!

A3 – 2 minute pose

A3 – 5 minute pose

A3 – 5 minute pose

A3 – 2 minute pose

Lunchtime watercolour

This is one of my lunchtime watercolours from during the week. Last year I visited Brittany, France. I took a blurred photo from the speeding train outside Paris on my way to the west. The wheat fields with their islands of trees reminded me of the Stockholm archipelago.

Wheat fields outside Paris 30 x 24