Below are a few images of work in progress during today’s portrait workshop in Belmont Tower, Belfast with the lovely Ceardha as model.
Shirley Barlow working in acrylics on board
Roberta Lindsay working in soft pastels on pastel board
I love this pose – Ceardha looks like she could have stepped straight out of one of Manet’s paintings!
Edward Cartin working in oils
Kay McCrory’s pastel drawing
Sometimes as a tutor there’s a danger to hover over peoples’ shoulders making them nervous so during the longer pose I took the time to sit down and draw. The only space left to sit was right at the end which luckily enabled me to draw her profile
Interestingly early portraits by the Renaissance artists were always profiles
Rosie McClelland – Willow charcoal on cartridge paper