My on-line diary began in the 1990's from my studio in the North of England. After a lapse of ten years, I resumed posting from my present studio on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

From the far beginning, the intention has been to give an insight into my working methods, and to share the triumphs, trials and tribulations of work-in-progress.

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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Portrait tit for tat…

At my last portrait class, one of my students stealthily made a lightening sketch of me.  At today’s class, I turned the tables and made a lightening sketch of him.  Ziggy, one of my star students, is presently studying architecture.   But let me tell you, if he continues to develop his talents as an artist, the rest of the world had better look out!

Being Carnival weekend I was in two minds whether to cancel today’s class.  However, when I suggested this option to my students, their response was not so much “Don’t Stop The Carnival” but “Don’t Stop The Art Class”.  Never before have I had the pleasure to teach such a dedicated and enthusiastic group. 

I wish thank Heather, who came along to find out more about modelling and ended up modelling for our final session.  



Here's my portrait of Ziggy and Ziggy's portrait of me - with Ziggy in the background.

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