Posts by Peter D'Alessandri

Estuary Fringe

Estuary Fringe

I shall be taking part in the Estuary Fringe festival this year. Their website is estuaryfringe.weebly.com and their Facebook page can be...

Work in progress – Evolution of a Painting

Work in progress – Evolution of a Painting

I have had a number of life drawing sittings with the same model, Kaya, over the past few weeks. It’s...

Pastels

Pastels

This is a pastel drawing I made during yesterday’s sitting with the life model Kaya. It has been years since...

Life drawing, preparatory sketches

Life drawing, preparatory sketches

Here are some sketches from this week’s life drawing session. As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been struggling with the...

New model, portrait sitting

New model, portrait sitting

I arranged a sitting with a new model for this morning. I had originally advertised on Purpleport.com for a life...

Pure Painting

Pure Painting

I have just learned that I have had the latest painting from my Relationship Series accepted for inclusion in the...

New studio and old model

New studio and old model

After extensive delays caused by my preparations for moving house, various “family events”, and my dog being diagnosed with heart failure, I...

Sold paintings

Sold paintings

I sold four paintings in January via New Blood Art, which took me by surprise, as I always considered January...

Multimedia installation at WOA, call for artists

Multimedia installation at WOA, call for artists

Last week I paid a visit to my local art gallery, WOA, to see local Southend artist Becky Walker putting...

Portrait of a Woman with Bare Breast.

Portrait of a Woman with Bare Breast.

All my paints and canvases have been packed away for a while now, in readiness for my moving house. Until...

Works in progress, a crucifixion and looking for a male model

Works in progress, a crucifixion and looking for a male model

With the New Year looming, I’m already planning the composition of some paintings for next year. One of the compositions...

WOA December Exhibition

WOA December Exhibition

I have just finished hanging my work at WOA (WestcliffOnArt) gallery for their December show. I did enjoy the fact that...

Westcliff on Art, December Exhibition

Westcliff on Art, December Exhibition

I have just arranged to have one of the walls in my local gallery, WestcliffOnArt, for their December show. The gallery...

Works in Progress – Three Graces

Works in Progress – Three Graces

I’m working on a couple of paintings at the moment that are a slight departure from my recent work. My...

Sweet’Art Guilty Pleasures

Sweet’Art Guilty Pleasures

I have just received notification that my piece “Relationships Series – Kirsty and Beth” has been accepted for the Sweet’Art...

Sold a painting on New Blood Art

Sold a painting on New Blood Art

I recently sold this piece on New Blood Art. It was painted in 2007, but I have only shown it...

Works in progress, working methods and the creative process.

Works in progress, working methods and the creative process.

I often wonder about the the creative process. and how best to optimise my working methods. I have tried to...

Mood Boards, New Muse and New Inspiration

Mood Boards, New Muse and New Inspiration

I had my first sitting with a new model yesterday. The whole process, from finding a suitable model amongst the multitude...

Working with models

Working with models

Since April 2013 I’ve been hiring models on a regular basis. Prior to this I’d been using friends, relatives and...

Sick and Evil

Sick and Evil

Well, that’s how one of my paintings has been described. Sean Worrall, gallerist and artist at Cultivate Evolved, had to endure...