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Saturday, 16 June 2012
This is a recent sketch, 1 of 3, which will hopefully lead to some finished work for the Bath Re-formed exhibition in October...
wanted to do something with lots of action rather than the tranquil
english landscape, which has been a recurring theme in the past. The
subject of "The Olympians" is rather predictable, I know, but I love
arranging all the figures and as my students were tied up with a similar
project, I got involved with the idea myself. I took my students to see
the Elgin Marbles at the British Museum for some background info on the
origins of the Olympics. We enjoyed drawing the amazing figures and
horses which were full of action and energy. I have included a few
images from a visit I made to the Olympic site with the boys - a bus
tour around the unfinished site at Easter. We have tickets for the
Olympics over the summer, so there may be some more detail to add. At
the moment the three images go together to form a sort of frieze, but in
watercolours. They may or may not end up as oil paintings - depends on
how much time I have. But I think the images do represent what for me
has been quite a dramatic year. I am very much looking forward to
meeting up with everyone from Bath at the show.