A Friend

My good old friend Denny was the world fastest barber. Sadly Denny lost his battle for cancer. I painted him from some photographs I found.


Was not sure if showing the Hair magician at work will be the right paintings so I have tried another one..

Denny Rowe 1505

and another recent one a short while ago…

Denny special day

R.I.P my friend.

Life session

Saturday gone we had another live session with ‘Clelia’.. Occasionally the sun was pippin outside as we noticed on our nice model, while we kept very warm indoors. Skin colours changed every so often with every light change. Every session before we start painting, we get some 1,2 and 5 minutes warm up poses.. It goes very quickly and before you manage to put few lines together, it is all over. I have tried a messy charcoalĀ  for a change during those quick sessions… You would notice much tones and shades in those sketches but at least you can tell that the model was nice and in a very dancing mood.. probably, I gathered some sort of spring dancing.

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After the short sessions we take a short break and we get to paint, draw sketch our model. It take us normally around an hour maybe slightly more.. with several breaks.. and tea of-course. Lately in our short indoor sessions I have started using a water based Oils, which I find to be quite nice media to work with. You get less mess, less smell and some very good results. Even though, I still enjoy at home to paint with a proper oil paints. That is how I have turned dramatically those charcoal lines earlier into a person in colours with the help of those oils paints.