Studio Update – Drawing to paint better

Following on from my last post where I wrote about how important ‘drawing for the sake of it is’ in my practice, I was also thinking last week about how important drawing is as a tool for improving my painting skills. I often think that drawing as seen as ‘secondary’ somehow and folks only need to look at my studio …

What my current daily practice is teaching me.

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.”  Toba Beta Considering where I was in terms of ‘getting to the easel’ little more than a month ago, it might feel a little premature to be talking about how this daily practice of creating ‘a face a day’ has transformed the way I work. But the process has been so exciting …

A face a day in June – Acrylic Portraits on Paper

All finished! Thirty portraits in acrylics on paper – one for each day of the month. This is the first daily challenge I have ever completed and I am so over the moon to see them all together. (You can read more about the journey of this project here, here and here) This project began as a way to get …