‘Kennett Robertsen as Narcissus’ by Malcolm Toyer



Acrylic on paper, 30cm x 30cm.

Painting from recording of Saturday Portrait Drawing with Kennett

Although I was quite pleased with the drawings I produced in the live class, I felt like I wanted to go back and do a painting of this particular pose: there was something about the blue frame and the direct gaze of the sitter that I liked. I did a longer drawing from the recording, squared it up and transferred it to the primed paper with a purple ground before starting the painting. I wanted the ground showing through in the dark background to give an extra element.   Whilst painting I had the recording on again on pause to work from. The whole process took about 5 hours from start to finish in about 3 sessions.