Painting Busts

I usually don’t like painting still lifes. I get bored when painting anything that is not a human. The one object I enjoy painting for a still life is therefore a statue. Statues are a traditional object for art students to paint as it teaches them to paint in a way that emulates a particular … More Painting Busts

Figure Study

I found a youtube channel called Croquis Cafe, where instead of just providing pictures of models they film the models doing a pose for a set amount of time. This is a study of the five minute pose in this video. This took a lot longer than five minutes so I used a website that … More Figure Study

Bissula

Full Resolution The figure is drawn/painted from my imagination based on the poem “Bissula” by Decimus Magnus Ausonius (incidentally, the river in the background is the Moselle, which he also writes a poem about). Here’s an extract (translated by Harold Isbell): “III. Bissula, born beyond the banks of the Rhine, saw the Danube start its … More Bissula