Thursday, 30 June 2011

Fergie

Prompted by a recent article about Sarah Ferguson and her latest venture on American TV,  I decided to do a portrait of her. What attracted me was a photo of her, where she looked volunerable, as if she was trying hard to pull herself together when inside she felt stupid and useless. She has tried so many times to make something of herself not succeeding very well. All the time knowing she had it all and blew it by her own admission. I'd like to do her portrait. This is a quick sketch taking information from videos and photographs.
This is part of my interest in depicting people.

Drawing

Islamabad

Barbed wire

Drawing is a way of working things out, sometimes on a psychological and  emotional level. In this instance I 'm trying to deal with distressing images on news bulletins, reporting from the Middle East. Countries in war and violent uprising.
Pencil on paper.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Portrait in pastel.



Work in progress. Life size portrait in pastel on paper. Two stages of the portrait of my son George. I have shown him in a typical stance, outfit and with some things that he uses regularly; mobile phone and juggling balls. he can juggle 4 balls ! yes!
Any comments so far?

Monday, 6 June 2011

Teenager's portrait

Work in progress; Life size portrait of my teenage son in a typical pose mobile in hand, wearing his out of school uniform, jeens and T-shirt. Pastel on Fabriano paper. (The photo taken from an angle)