Friday, 13 December 2013

End of trimester exhibition!

L'exposition de fin de trimestre!

Oil paintings we've been working on.
Les peintures a l'huile faites par ma classe.

My paintings! First one is grisaille at the bottom, second is top, third is in the middle.
Mes peintures! La première que j'ai fait est celle du bat (grisaille), la seconde est celle du haut, et puis la dernière est au milieu.

Lyndsay and Tanya helping Svetlana (Kurbatskaia, our teacher) put work up.
Lyndsay et Tanya qui aident Svetlana (Kurbatskaia, notre prof) a monter l'expo.

Composition work - there are 2 compositions here!
Travail de composition - il y en a 2!

Drawings we've been working on.
Les dessins que nous avons fait.

My column of drawings and sketches.
Ma colonne de dessin et d'esquisses.

Other peoples'.
Quelques dessins des autres étudiants.

Walking back home via the duomo!
Le retour a la maison, via le duomo!

Yay Christmas
Ouai Noel

This painting got taken into the academy's "fund". They pick their favourites from all the students in the academy to keep, so I was pretty chuffed!
Cette toile a été prise par l'académie pour leur collection. Ils prennent ce qu'ils ont préféré parmis le travail des étudiants. J'étais content!

My marks / Mes notes (out of 5 / sur 5):

Painting / peinture: 5-
Composition: 5
Drawing / dessin: 4
Sketches / esquisses: 4-

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Olga in charcoal

Also with some white pastel pencil.

Olga, au fusain et au pastel blanc.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Facebook portraits

First 3 portraits done on request and posted to Facebook.

Les 3 premiers portraits qui ont ete mis sur Facebook!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

A conk

Drawn in class. I think this is part of the statue of David.

Dessiné en classe. Je pense que c'est une portion de la célèbre statue de David.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Tone painting 1

Still life. Oil on canvas. New setup is in the background. Paints used: ivory black, burnt sienna, yellow ochre light, titanium white.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

First completed Academy drawing!

The product of the first week. I have also been working on a painting, which should be finished next week.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Carey Mulligan, attempt no 2... spent much more time on this one, taking more care. Some of the main positioning of the features is wrong, but still overall much more satisified with this one than the last!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Sharon Stone

From a photograph by Cedric Buchet published in the Sunday Times.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Monday, 28 January 2013


Pencil on paper, but my dodgy lighting makes it look more exotic!