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Thursday, 24 March 2011
Spring Sketches no 7
These two short poses (A3 charcoal pencil on sugar paper 2009) were probably made in the same series and are certainly with the same model - a very characterful one, whose likeness was one of the easiest to capture. Although likeness is not the object of the exercise, (which is to observe the whole figure), it is always nice when it happens.
An ex BBC TV and radio classical music producer I retrained in fine arts in Brussels after marrying a diplomat and going to live in different countries abroad. I have two school age children and a much loved second home in France. My family and friends are very spread out so the internet is very important. Creative life is often compromised but absolutely vital. A reluctant gypsy I am alarmed to find artistic concepts are not as portable as I once thought. The universality of the human figure (my subject) is not helpful enough in the constant conflict of who I am and where I am.