Painting a naked model takes time

watercolour nude

I have started painting nudes again. It’s a real challenge, human skin-tones are so fine, so delicate. I am enjoying it though. It takes a lot longer for me to complete a nude, I’m not used to that. I don’t really have the patience for it so I spread the painting over several days, I… Continue reading Painting a naked model takes time

Monday’s life drawing


Life drawing again

Five minute watercolour figure painting

My first life drawing since the spring and I decided to use my watercolours. I used cheap Canson watercolour paper, I hate it compared to Arches or Fabriano but it’s just too expensive to waste a block of quality paper during a life drawing session. I used Koo i noor woodless watercolour sticks for the first… Continue reading Life drawing again

Saturday’s life drawing

Venue: Basis, Stockholm 20160402I tried something new yesterday and I was very happy with the result. I used a liner brush and W&N sepia watercolour paint. The poses were quickies ranging from 2, 3,4 and 5 minutes. I will be doing this again in the future, this is guaranteed 🙂 1 2 3 4 5… Continue reading Saturday’s life drawing

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… Continue reading Sunday’s figure painting

Sunday Nude

I spent the whole day yesterday drawing and painting. First I met up with fellow Stockholm – Urbansketchers. We gathered outside the library at Kulturhuset which is a large cultural centre in the middle of Stockholm. Later in the day some of us attended life drawing at Konstnärshuset,  this watercolour took 40 minutes. It was… Continue reading Sunday Nude

Painting a live model

I wish there were more opportunities to paint longer model poses here in Stockholm. Maybe the art colleges have. If anyone out there knows of same position, one, two or three hours model posing please do inform me.This watercolour took one hour in total to paint. I say in total because we had a 20… Continue reading Painting a live model

A quick watercolour nude

Venue: Konstnärshuset, Stockholm 20151129 This is a quickie I did last Sunday. I painted a longer one which took 90 minutes but I just want to finish her eyes before I publish. A5 watercolour 5-10 minutes

Two hour pose

Last Sunday I spent two hours painting this portrait of a male nude. I didn’t quite capture the likeness very well but I’m happy with the end result anyway. The picture is about A3 in size and on Fabriano Rough 300g paper.