Tag: life drawing

the royal academy schools by alan dedman drawing of woman called beryl

The Royal Academy Schools by Alan Dedman

Once upon a time, in the scullery at the Royal Academy Shools a young woman, sporting a head dress reminiscent of Hilda Ogden – said to me ‘…

photo of St Martins

Life-drawing at St. Martins School of Art by Alan Dedman

‘Drawing is the probity of Art’ so Ingres said. All people who study Art in any shape or form will eventually find themselves doing some life drawing or…

pic of oil painting of Raymond

Portrait of Raymond by Alan Dedman

One person who offered to sit for me was a chap called Ray. Partially sighted, he uses a white stick and began attending my studio about two years…

oil painting of reclining female nude by alan dedman

Drawing and painting the nude by Alan Dedman

In May 2014 Zoe Pilger wrote an article for the Observer online titled ‘Why such a scandal over a nude painting of a Cambridge Academic ?’. Apparently, ‘the…