Self-Portrait, on the sofa

Posted in Painting Diary on May 20, 2015 by Jenny

I painted this with my fingers on iPad. Strange how tactile this techno-painting can be! I’m happy that the window box plants are higher than my head. Seems important, somehow.


In Rehearsal – Chris Myles

Posted in Painting Diary on May 15, 2015 by Jenny

I just found this in my sketchbook from rehearsals at Propeller theatre Co.  The actor is Chris Myles and the play they were rehearsing was A Winter’s Tale, 20111 I think. He was playing Camillo.  I like the colours.



Strange Nude

Posted in Painting Diary on May 7, 2015 by Jenny

This is a botched 20 minute Life Drawing sketch done yesterday evening, to which I added some digital paint early this morning. Quite strange and misshapen but I quite like that…



Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , on April 28, 2015 by Jenny

It’s one of those macs, it’s one of those hats, it’s one of those old guys: vintage Cockney style.


Ghost Figure

Posted in Painting Diary on April 24, 2015 by Jenny

I was considering the time I’ve spent at various life drawing clubs and classes. (Life Drawing is a fundamental old school painter’s exercise, where a group draws a nude model in various poses in incremental time spans from 2mins to an hour or two, sometimes using the ‘wrong’ hand). 

I did an iPad experiment to see if I now have enough grasp of anatomy to draw a convincing figure without a model to copy –  an invented figure. Here it is.




Posted in Painting Diary on April 18, 2015 by Jenny

A painting done on my iPad- based on a vintage photograph of archaeologists in Sardinia, circa 1960. Note the genders, the sunny sky and the large menhir they’ve found.



Maria Ewing

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , on April 5, 2015 by Jenny

Here is another family portrait, of my erstwhile stepmother, the opera singer Maria Ewing, mother of my half-sister Rebecca, singing Carmen. She was spectacular. This is an iPad portrait so eventually I will get it made into limited edition prints.


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