Bathroom bedroom

Oil on canvas – 61 x 76cm

Bits of this larger oil painting work and others don’t. I found myself endlessly trying to repaint the bedlinen, to get the light and shade of the folds correct but have stopped as I was getting nowhere. It was also a fiddle, having to lean into the middle of a wet canvas to describe this detail. If I was doing this again perhaps this is where I should have started.

The other difficulty is straight lines. I’m learning that a smudge to indicate a door’s panelling or the shape a book on a shelf perhaps can work. This kind of inaccuracy is difficult having spent years as an architect always drawing straight lines.

Some of the colour and tone is good along with the reflective light but I know I can do better. The next oil painting will be from a day of life drawing which I’m looking forward to.

Sketches of my Mother

Ink on paper, 29.7 x 42cm

I find Mum almost impossible to draw but will persevere to get there! Please see other attempts below.

Coloured pencil on paper, 42 x 59.7cm
Coloured pencil on paper, 42 x 59.7cm
Ink on paper, 59.7 x 42cm