Workshop handouts

Notes made for workshop in Japan last year, thought of sharing with everyone. Hope you find helpful. What do you see_translated

Portrait Demo and Figure drawing Workshop. Tokyo, Japan 2017

Lecture and Live Drawing Demonstration by Joni Duarte ジョニー・ドゥアルテ 講義&人物画ライブデモンストレーション 2017.12.15 (Fri.) 19:30 – 22:00 Before proceeding to the full-tutored 2-day workshop, the professional painter/tutor, Joni Duarte will give us a lecture about the history of figure drawing, followed by his live demonstration of portrait drawing. Why has human figure been the central subject for centuries? Why are we still doing this? Why nudity? His…

Figure drawing workshop in Tokyo, Japan

Next week I’ll be doing  figure drawing workshop in Tokyo, Japan! For more information email to tokyoartistsleague@gmail.com

EXHIBITIONS: July

Summer is finally here (Exhibitions and auction previews featuring only the ones in London) At auction: Christies: 19th Century European & Orientalist Art Sothebys: Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art   Exhibitions: Royal Academy: RA Schools Show 2016  Royal Academy: David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits and 1 Still-life ScienceMuseum: Wounded: Conflict, Casualties and Care (featuring Henry Tonks) Tate Britain: Painting with Light National Portrait Gallery: BP…

BOOK REVIEW: ‘WHAT IS THE GOOD OF ART?’

  Harold Speed, painter and author of  ‘The practice & science of drawing‘ first publish in 1917 and ‘Oil painting techniques and materials‘ first publish in 1925 (‘The Science & Practice of Oil Painting‘ was its original title then), had another book, ‘WHAT IS THE GOOD OF ART?‘ published in 1936, almost 20 years after his first book.   This book is more about…

Workshop: James Kroner

Workshop: James Kroner I have recently attended James Kroner ( http://www.jameskroner.com/ )painting workshop in London. It was a 2 day workshop with a introduction the day before The introduction/talk consisted about his art education and his journey, some of his view on art and his philosophy. He also showed in detail and explained his method/approach to painting. Extra videos can be found in his youtube…

Artist Highlight: José Malhoa

José Malhoa (1855 – 1933) José Vital Branco Malhoa (1855 – 1933), commonly known as José Malhoa was a Naturalist Portuguese painter. Born in a family of farmers April 28th in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, Malhoa revealed artistic aptitude from early age. At 12, went to the Fine Art school in Lisbon where he studied for 8 years. His dedication and talent were quickly…

Portrait process

  A pencil sketch is often the way i start, and this one was the choice i went with. At this point i know the qualities that i want to capture from the subject. Studied Llyado Torrents, Thomas Lawrence and Rembrandt’s work for inspiration and research. For shape composition i took it from Llyado Torrents, with his somewhat unusual square canvas, with the face…

The beginning

This is a informal blog where I put my thoughts and opinions on Art. Highlighting artist, workshops, process, theories, exercises, books, teaching, learning etc… I apologise in advance for  my English