Further to my previous blog post Figure Studies. I have included here some recent figure studies done during similar life drawing sessions working direct from the model in a studio situation. They are a mixture of oils and watercolours as follows: Top, watercolour on Paper 27 x 42cm. Second from top: A twenty minute oil study on oil paper 40 x 30cm. I spent a further five minutes cleaning it up the following day. Third from top: Watercolour on paper 28 x 36cm. Fourth from top: Oil on canvas board 50 x 40cm. Bottom: Watercolour on paper 57 x 40cm. This was done on a full size sheet of rough paper using large brushes. I would not normally work at such a large scale on a subject such as this but it was something I have wanted to try for some time.
Post published by Tomas King 21-02-2013



I have been very busy in the studio recently and include here two of the paintings that will be featured at the annual exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club together with: Summer Breeze, The Old Bake House and Over the Hills and Far Away already featured in an earlier post on this blog. The painting at the top, ‘Time and Tide, Sandycove’, has been selected as the raffle painting at the exhibition. The painting below, ‘Still Waters, The Burren’, started life as a demonstration painting last year on location. It was two thirds finished in situ and completed in the studio.
Post published bt Tomas King 10-2-2013