Autoportrait I

This is my first self-portrait. I have started with a little study and have decided to move the hair bun at the back for the painting.

The drawing has been made with Liquitex Raw Umber acrylic ink in water to stain the paper, graphite and charcoal pencils from Daler Rowney and for the highlights General's White charcoal pencil.

For the oil painting I was using Winsor & Newton colour and refined linseed oil on a 30x40cm triple primed cotton canvas.

Femme couchée nue

Here is the second study of François Boucher’s nude women drawings. This time I stained the paper with some Raw Umber acrylic ink from Liquitex diluted in water. The drawing is made with graphite and sanguine pencils from Daler Rowney and for the highlights General's White charcoal pencil.

Femme assise nue

This is the first of several studies of François Boucher’s nude women drawings. I used a Rembrandt Peach soft pastel stick framed by masking tape, graphite and sanguine pencils from Daler Rowney and for the highlights General's White charcoal pencil.

Femme nue de dos

Here is a quick study of the back of a nude woman. It was a good subject and lighting to practice volume and crosshatching. For it I have used Daler Rowney’s Artists Sketching and Graphic Pencils and have stained the paper with a Rembrandt Peach soft pastel stick. The highlights have been made with the Faber Castell putty eraser.

Cheval Tête baissée

Here is a quick study of a horse with his head down. This drawing has been made with charcoal pieces and white pastel sticks on the amazing Hahnemuhle Ingres Pastel Paper.

Une Poire

Here is a pear from a series of pastels, I used Mungyo sticks on Winsor & Newton pastel paper. This still life intent was mainly to practice lighting and heavy contrast.

Un Rouge-gorge

I love birds and especially Robin Red Breasts, we can see and hear them sing in our garden so I had to draw one. For this I used Mungyo sticks and Derwent pastel pencils on Winsor & Newton pastel paper.