LIFE DRAWING CLASSES and PORTRAITS, SOUTHPORT & LIVERPOOL

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roy munday's life drawing sketch, femal modelDrawing and painting portraits are probably the most challenging of subjects for an artist. Why? Because people expect an exact likeness of the sitter. In other words, they are expecting a photographic resemblance. My argument is: if they want that finish to their portrait, stick to having a photograph on the wall! Yes, in most instances a portrait should be identifiable, but I also strongly feel that it should also be a painting; something that can sit on a wall in its own right, taking it beyond a mere representation of the sitter.


Left, portrait of Harry Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009). Harry was briefly the oldest man in Europe and the last surviving soldier known to have fought in WW1.
In this portrait I was wanting a much freer and looser application of paint, wanting to achieve movement in an otherwise immobile face. .


I also firmly believe in "letting the paint do the work!"








LIFE-DRAWING CLASSES

If you want to paint portraits, figurative work, then life drawing, working directly from the nude model, is the best way to learn. To be able to draw or paint a convincing portrait, you must be able to measure correctly; to get proportions correct, features located exactly. If you cannot achieve this, then you will become frustrated and fail. You will realise somthing is wrong. That you cannot achieve that elusive likeness. That's down to the drawing not being correct, also not understanding how the figure is structured. Life-drawing and figure drawing, working directly from the nude figure, is the key to learing to draw and paint accurately. It teaches you to observe and to create accurate drawings and paintings. Please contact me for further details and cost. roymun@cybase.co.uk female nude, life-drawing class, liverpool merseyside








                                                                                            Right, oil painting of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth:
                                                                    
                                   

BELOW: As I often state: drawing is the key to figurative work - as it is in all art. This painting was done from a simple sketch done in a pub, the Windsor, in Liverpool. Just a few minutes of careful observation, quick drawing in a sketch book. Once back in my studio I had enough information to put this painting together. figure drawing and sketching, liverpool, drunk in a pub></A>
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life and figurative classes are an ideal way of learning how to paint and draw. I currently do them at Maghull, Liverpool and throughout Merseyside. The art courses that I run, including life drawing, are intended not just to teach you the subjects, but to fully involve you in the artistic world. Remember, you are under no pressure and you get from it whatever you want to take away. I often find that people on my art courses like to have access to other interesting art related events, like visiting galleries and viewing exhibitions. Also, they like to see their own work up on a wall in an art gallery, or in an exhibition. I help run an artists’ cooperative gallery in Southport, and this allows us the opportunity to show members’ work in a professional setting.