Portrait in Charcoal

Charcoal I’m currently undertaking a number of portrait commissions at the moment, mostly in oils but some in charcoal. Dominic was commissioned as a present for his 50th birthday in December 2011. I managed only one afternoon sitting with Dominic. However, that was sufficient to capture a very good likeness. He is a man who … Read more

Charcoal Portraits

Watercolour Since this blog post was first written in 2011, I’ve found myself doing more drawings with Charcoal. I often do a 10 – 20 minute charcoal drawing in my Moleskine sketchbook if I’m warming up for a portrait. I’m best known for my watercolours of cityscapes, landscapes and seascapes. However, I’ve painted a number … Read more

Portrait by John Singer Sargent

John Singer Sargent One of my favourite artists of all time is the American John Singer Sargent. He’s one of the finest portrait painters of all time. Sargent trained under Carolus-Duran in Paris. One of the disciplines that Sargent practised to develop his craft was to make careful studies of the old masters whom he … Read more

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