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  • Writer's pictureStephen Clively


Matthew - a model new to us but not new to modeling - sat for us this week.

Here is an acrylic painting from one of the 40 minute poses. The surface is made up of pages from an old Irish telephone directory coated with Mod Podge Matte. 56 cm by 49 cm.

An insight into my technique from the second 40 minute pose. First, a rough charcoal drawing over oil sketch paper coated with olive green acrylic gesso. Second, erase most of the charcoal and lay in blocks of underpainting. Third, fill in with more acrylic paint and establish some details.

"Matthew seated", current state. Acrylic on coloured oil sketch paper, 61cm by 43cm.

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