It was in life drawing classes that I discovered charcoal and just how wonderful it is.  I still don’t feel as though I’ve got the hang of it yet, but its still very enjoyable. It was also from here I started doing portraiture, but taking longer over it and so the result is a lot more refined than the sketches.

The pencil sketches I did many years ago and some are copies of old photo,s except the old barn which used to stand opposite our home as a child in Redgrave before it was pulled down.

 

Life Drawing

 

“Girl on Chair” 1

 

“Girl on Chair” 2

 

“Nude Study” 1 ….. 18″ x 40″

 

“Nude Study” 2

 

Pencil Sketches

 

“The Old Weathered Barn” 1977

 

“Meda’s Cottage” Ulster

 

“Old Ulster Cottage”

 

 

“The Street Redgrave” 1901

 

“Castle Street Eye” Suffolk 1860

 

Charcoals of Trees

 

“Old Tree” 1

 

“Old Twisted Tree”