Sunday, May 18, 2014

Oil on Canvas live

Here are 2 studies I've been working on at the studio with models.  Both of these oil pieces took 3 hours to complete.  When I do these studies, I focus a lot on the drawing stage and then trying to get the right values of colour in.  

Seated male nude, 30cm

Seated female nude, 40cm

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

I've been sketching the Duomo lately.  Also known as The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, it's the grandest building in Florence. If you're within a 500 metres away from it, you can already sense its grandeur.  Standing at about 115m, it dwarves the nearby buildings which then reminds you how small you are. :)  Completed in 1436, this basilica is one of Italy's biggest, and is the dome is the largest ever constructed on this planet. 

20cm x 16cm, gouache study

16cm x 20cm, gouache study