Thursday, 1 February 2018


Our model this week was the same as last week only her name is Pitu and not Marta as I posted last time. Here she is!

Thursday, 25 January 2018


Our model in this week´s life drawing session in the old stone vaults beneath the cathedral was Marta.
Marta nearly drowned last August when she was swept off some rocks into the sea by a huge wave and had to tread water and swim against the current for over three hours before she was found and rescued.
She´s a very lucky girl.

Friday, 19 January 2018

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Raquel (not Welsh!)

I attended my first Spanish life drawing class for over a year in the old stone vaults under the cathedral. I went along with my new friend Leticia and our model was Raquel who is Spanish not Welsh (feeble joke!) It differs from an English life drawing class in thtee ways. There is no music (a pity) and there is no half time break for a cup of tea and a chat (even more of a pity). Also, the artists take turns in asking for poses and dictating the length of the pose. This caused one woman to down pencils and walk out after Leti asked for 5 one minute poses. You can´t please everyone, I guess.

Thursday, 4 January 2018


Just before returning to Palma after the seemingly very long Christmas and new year break I managed to fit in a life drawing session at The Sussex County Arts Club where the elegant and statuesque Michaela was modelling. She´s a great model as I hope you can see from my daubings. Afterwards some of the usual suspects (Mark, Bill, Geo, me and Alexa) repaired to a local hostilery to imbibe fermented hops as is our wont. A good start to the year!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Naomi in a Hoop

On Tuesday night I attended Jake Spicer´s Draw session in Brighton to attempt to capture the magnificence of Naomi Wood posing with, on and in a hoop. The times of the poses leapt from one minute to twenty minutes then 45 before returning to one minute poses before Naomi did a 3 minute continuous performance whilst some optimists tried to continue drawing and the realist just sat and watched. She a star!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Jenny on the Rock

After a long lay-off I returned to my favourite life drawing session at SCAC in Brighton on Tuesday night to draw the beautiful French model Jenny whose amazingly well toned physique is apparently due to rock climbing. Must try it! Then I repaired to a local hostilery with regular tipplers Geo Parkin, Mark Harrison and Bill Donohoe where we proceeded to solve the problems of the world before I had to leg it fleetly to catch my bus back to St. Mary Meade. (Shoreham by Sea)