During 1988 and 1989 I was fortunate to gain entry to lessons in the Healesville studio of Merv Moriarty to learn about drawing and painting from the figure. Entry was by interview. Classes consisted of drawing from the model in the morning, a break for lunch then painting from the model in the afternoon. What a treat!
Painting Drawing Printmaking Sculpture
Seated Figure 2, Oil on canvas 75x60cm
Reclining Figure, Oil on linen 60x45cm
Beach Group, Oil on linen 75x90cm
Studio, Oil on linen 60x75cm
Seated Figure 1, Oil on canvas 75x60cm
Life Study 1, Oil on canvas 90x75cm
Figure Landscape, Oil on canvas 110x90cm
Reclining Figure 1, Oil on canvas 110x90cm
Finalist Churchie Award Brisbane QLD 1989
Private Collection QLD
Reclining Figure 2, Oil on canvas 110x90cm
Reclining Figure Red & Green, Oil on canvas 90x75cm
Figure with Screen, Oil on linen 100x90cm
Solitude, Oil on canvas 100x50cm
Patchwork 1, Watercolour 30x18cm
Patchwork 3, Watercolour 18x30cm
Misha 1, Charcoal on board 90x50cm
Misha 2, Charcoal on board 90x50cm
Leaha 2, Charcoal on Lana 70x60cm
Line Study, Charcoal on butchers paper 85x70cm
Like many artists I have done hundreds of Life Study drawings over the years. It is a great way to exercise hand/eye coordination and to experiment with different ways of exploring form.
It is an essential to art practice in my opinion.
These are a small selection.
Leaning Figure, Oil on linen 35x28cm
Patchwork 2, Watercolour 18x30cm
Seated Figure, Watercolour 30x18cm
Life study 5, Charcoal 45x90cm
At Rest, Ink & Wash 80x60cm
Drawn with a feather
Rising Figure, Etching Triptych 3x30x15cm
Rising Figure, 3-sided terracotta vessel with coloured slip 45x20x20cm