In the past nude studies would have been used for grand compositions. And Life drawing has been seen as essential training for artists. While a few current artists specialise in nudes as a subject ( e.g. Lucien Freud, Jenny Saville etc) the majority of life drawing stays unwanted in sketchbooks. I wanted to do something further with my life drawings than just filling up numerous sketchbooks to keep my drawing skills honed. The development of these drawings took place over a year starting with various life models and then plants and animals sketched at Bristol Zoo. The subject of Adam and Eve was suggested by my friend Tim. Both Eden and apple were shown for the first time on the 2021 BS9 Art trail.
All four of my submissions have been selected for the 111 th Open Exhibition of Clifton Arts. Runs from 31st July to 15th August at the Undercroft, Victoria Methodist Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol. Here framed are Shepherds Hut, Wrington, 2020, and Upper Tullochgrue Farm, Rothiemurchas, 2019. I usually like to leave my oils at least a year before framing and exhibiting so they have properly dried.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november