My Holbein Painting – finished today!

Woman in Blue Dress
Woman in Blue Dress

I really enjoyed working on this piece even though it was a lot of work! I took my inspiration from a Hans Holbein drawing. My old drawing instructor encouraged me to study Holbein’s drawings. “Everything you need to know about drawing is in a Holbein drawing” he said. I am glad I heeded his advice as he was right. There is so much inspiration and guidance to be found in these gems! You can also see my woman in the red chair behind this painting perched on our old spanish chest. I have found that my sitting room is the best area for my paintings to dry, the result is of course, that I have paintings all over the place!


I think it is so important to keep my sketching skills as sharp as I can. Sketching is the ground work for all painting. I usually do most of my sketching in the evening, I feel this is the time that suits me best. I have amassed thousands of sketches over the years!

Nude - pen and watercolour on paper
Nudes – pen and watercolour on paper