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.

  

  

Archaeology

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.



Pattern -nearly spring

Posted in Painting Diary on March 18, 2015 by Jenny

There are Magnolia buds and sweet cherry blossoms braving the icey winds, it’s almost Spring in London.

This pattern is my fairwell to Winter and to herald the tiny flowers of Spring.



George Bernard Shaw

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , , on March 1, 2015 by Jenny

We went to see Ralph Fiennes in Man and Superman at the National Theatre last week, in preview. I’m still thinking about it a week later. Lying in bed this lazy Sunday morning, I did this iPad sketch of the playwright, George Bernard Shaw. 

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A Magna Carta 800

Posted in Art Prints, Digital Art, Painting Diary with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2015 by Jenny

The Magna Carta was signed by King John at Runnymede, on 15th June 1215. Today being the 15th January, I’m five months early for the 800th anniversary. That’s because I’m also celebrating the impact of the Magna Carta on America, where it became an icon of Liberty under Law, and the basis for the Constitution. The MC is currently on display at the Library of Congress until celebrations start up in England in the Spring.

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The Magna Carta is a uniquely important document, enshrining Free Speech and ‘Habeas Corpus’ in law. It was drafted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and sent to Runnymede on behalf of 40 English Barons back in 1215. There it was signed and sealed by King John. Queen Elizabeth II is patron of the Magna Carta Trust and this year’s Magna Carta 800 Celebrations.

This print, “My Magna Carta 800″, is my homage to the ‘Great Charter’. It’s based on an oil painting I did last year.

Leopard Print Collar

Posted in Painting Diary with tags , , , on December 20, 2014 by Jenny

This is my latest iPad painting; of a chap in a Pharrell Williams hat and a pony skin, leopard print collar.
Print, limited edition of 3.

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