Monthly Archives: March 2014

“Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war”

  Start of the new week and so a new painting lesson – courtesy of myself and boy am I a hard task master!  Stage one is to het a reasonable outline upon which to paint.  This is no Holbein … Continue reading

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Watching F1 practice

I must be getting really sad in my old age…just spent an hour or so watch FP1 & FP2. Time to get out and do a bit if shopping I think. Simon Marchini http://www.simonmarchini.co.uk

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Teaching myself to paint

    I know it is the wrong way to go about these things but I have decided to start afresh and teach myself how to paint and try and understand the process of applying paint to a surface.   … Continue reading

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Deeper and Deeper I go

  So having spent a couple of hours in the studio messing around with ideas around Degas what have I learnt?   At the moment not a great deal however after a period of reflection things may well come into … Continue reading

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Thinking about Degas

I’m working on some ballerina thoughts today for a drawing/painting I want to make on Wednesday. Simon Marchini http://www.simonmarchini.co.uk

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You heard it here first.

What an outlandish claim and one that is undoubtedly wrong (you can see why I never made a life for myself in tabloid journalism). The source of all this grand chest thumbing is that the Western Isle, Shetland and Orkney … Continue reading

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Sitting around in a gallery

One of the great pleasure about visiting a gallery is that one gets the chance just to sit back and make a drawing or sketch or two. Today I went to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and was able … Continue reading

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Long distance run around

More experimentation this afternoon . The great thing about trying new things is suddenly new possibilities start to appear. Simon Marchini http://www.simonmarchini.co.uk

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Aegyptus

I cant stop myself this morning making sketches of Amenhotep III. Probably only one of them is approaching what I would consider a likeness but that doesn’t matter at the moment – this may well change but for now I’m … Continue reading

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Preposterous Drawing

This really is preposterous in so many ways but I really like it…perhaps tomorrow when I look back on this I will wonder what the hell was I thinking. I hope not. Simon Marchini http://www.simonmarchini.co.uk

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