Monday, December 30, 2019

Nude a day 2020 - Starting Jan 1st

Jeanie has a pile of nude life drawings that she has done this autumn.  Starting on January 1 we will be publishing one a day on this blog.  So get ready to see a succession of beautiful drawings of men and women on this blog throughout January and February.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Lyndhurst Exhibition pictures - May & June 2019

This is a collection of the pictures I have in the Lyndhurst Art exhibition in May 2019.  Where one picture in the exhibition is part of a series, the complete series is shown in this blog post although it is not in the exhibition.  Go to the exhibition if you are local and let me know what you think. All the pictures are for sale.  I hope you want a few!

Framed pictures: Two sitting nudes adjusting their hair

Framed pictures: Two sleeping nudes

Sleeping nude on a blue quilt

 

Another sleeping nude on a blue quilt

In the racks and cards: Goshawk Chicks

These pastel paintings were done live at the Lyndhurst Nestcam on the Christchurch road last year.  This is the whole series.  Only the adult feeding the chicks is at the Lyndhurst exhibition.






In the racks and cards: Man building a wall

This picture is one of five drawings.  The complete set has the man in five positions from crouching to standing with his arms above his head.  above is the Youtube video in which the 5 pictures are animated. Below is the fthecomplete series of pictures.


In the racks and cards: Nude Forest

This is an in ipad painting which I did one day when sitting in the forest near Minstead.  The nude was added (also on the ipad) afterwards.  The video shows the process of painting - stroke by stroke.


Click on the video below to see how the forest drawing was created stroke by stroke.  I use my finger when I paint on the ipad. 

In the racks and cards: Twitter art exhibition postcard 

This is a postcard that I prepared for the Twitter art exhibition TAE19  in Edinburgh in aid of Art in Healthcare.  It is based of a previous portrait of them done by me.  We like to think of them having happy times.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Two drawings during breast feeding


Here are two drawings I made as I breast-fed my first child, Paul. On the first one, he is at my right breast.  My right arm cradles his head as he lays across my lap, and my right hand holds my sketchbook.  My left hand holds the pencil, as I am left-handed.

On the lower picture my baby is on the left breast, my left arm cradles his head and my left hand holds the sketchbook,  My right hand holds the pencil and it is not quite so easy to draw as I am not right-handed.

I am wondering if this set of two drawings is unique. Are there more drawings of the mother's/artist's eye view of breast feeding, and have been done as the baby actually fed.

I remember my baby gazing into my eyes and smiling constantly as he drunk. Then he stopped to smile and gaze at me - so sweet! I'm so glad I made these drawings.  It was summer 1960 in Waddington, Lincolnshire and my baby was 8 weeks old.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Nude of the day 59: Autumn forest glade with nude

The last three pictures were done at a different time to the others.

Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.

The picture: The landscape was painted in the forest on my iPad.  The nude was added later. I always draw on the ipadwith my finger. Compare this with the previous picture "Splashes of Colour" which was also a finger paining. though with that one my hands got ain a mess. I often want to paint nudes in a landscape to make the picture more interesting. We often use this picture as a birthday card (adults only) as it always gives the birthday person a good laugh.  

I used the original Brushes ap on the ipad for the painting and you can watch it being painted on this video. Click here for the video. The nude was added later. 
What do you think? 

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists. And now there is a new video of where I talk about the February pictures:



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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Nude of the day 58: Splashes of colour

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The picture: I used no tools for this picture, I used my fingers as a child might paint with ketchup and mayonaise on the kitchen table with her fingers.  I used my finger tips and nails.  You can see the finger nail marks on the side of the torso on the left of the picture and the zig-zag in the background.  The colours used were Maimeri acrylics primary colours:
   yellow 116
   cyan 400
   magenta 256
and a spot of white paint here and there.  The dark black mass was as mixtureof all three colours, and I scratched out an ear-ring while the paint was still wet. I got the flesh tones with an underwash of yellow. These three Maimeri colous will make most of the colours you ever need. I think a stick was used also as well as my fingers.


What do you think? I get pretty messy when I finger paint in this way but I enjoy it. I also paint with my fingertip on my iPad,  See the iPad picture of a nude in a landscape which is coming tomorrow. Have you tried finger painting? Let me know.


Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists.  A video of my thoughts on the February nudes is on its way. And here it is Jeanie's thoughts on the pictures on her blog during February:
 

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Nude of the day 57: Beautiful bone structure - strong light

Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.

The picture: Blue-black pastel on white paper with smudging technique. Close up of a woman's head and upper body.

What do you think? I like the light on the cheekbones. The swept up hair was fun to do, I also liked the sweeping lines of the very light drapery around the back of her neck and down her breast and the diagonal sweep of the drapery, How about you?

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists.


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Monday, February 25, 2019

Nude of the day 56: Strong sunlight on a dark body

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The picture: Seated female nude.  Pastel on sandy brown pastel card.  Bright green and yellow behind the  the figure her hair tie in a small bun.  She is seated on a stool with a dark magenta covering.

What do you think? This is a light drawing but the emphasis is on the golden sunlight as it falls on the model's body.  The fleshtakes its shade colours entirely from the background colour of the pastel card.  Do you like the effect?

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists. I have done a further video talking about the February pictures.  Should be available tomorrow.


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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Nude of the day 55: Complex thought


Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.

The picture: Pastel redrawn on the computer using Corel Painter and a Wacom tablet.

What do you think? I rather like the wild colours and lines I added to the original on the computer.  I think I was drawing her complex thoughts in the diagonal colours behind.  I think she is working out her future.  I like the swirl of her hand pointing down, the hair sweeping down. the spine sweepintg down. Is she in shallow water? What do you think?


Video of nude drawn stroke by stroke We have just found this video we made some time ago showing a nude drawing being painted stroke by stroke. You can watch the picture grow from nothing to a finished nude sketch.  We thought you might find it interesting.

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists.

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co.uk

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Nude of the of the day 54: Maintaining balance

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The picture:  Pencil on whit epaper, Female nude standing a 5 minute sketch. Although she is walking forward her atention is drawn to turn her head and look behind.

What do you think?  On reflection it might have been a better idea to put some tone on the right side of her body - the left of the paper.  What do you think?
Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video of nude drawn stroe by stroke We have just found this video we made some time ago showing a nude drawing being painted stroke by stroke. Thought you might find it interesting.
 

Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists.


My Links: Art - www.jeanie.mellersh.orgVideos about my life"Colourful World of Jeanie"


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Friday, February 22, 2019

Nude of the day 53: Repose

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The picture: Fine pen on white paper. Female nude semi-reclining right leg towards the floor, left leg with knee tucked uneron the pillow.

What do you think? I like this one.  Let me know if you do.
Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists.  Here is the video made some years ago of a nude being drawn stroke by stroke,



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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Nude of the day 52: Bright awakening

Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.
The picture: Fine black line pen on white paper. Two minutes. Drawn as one continuous lin as much as I could.

What do you think? Drawing usinge one continuous line mkesyou observe the main shapes and not the details.  You'll notice that the arms are much shorter than the legs.  The legs were closer to my eyes but not that much/  I see her stretching first thing in the moring as she tries to throw off sleep.
Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.
Video of nude drawn stroe by stroke We have just found this video we made some time ago showing a nude drawing being painted stroke by stroke. Thought you might find it interesting.


Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists.

My Links: Art - www.jeanie.mellersh.orgVideos about my life"Colourful World of Jeanie"

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Nude of the day 51: Standing tall



Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.
The picture: Female nude standing. Charcoal drawing on whit paper. Two minute sketch.

What do you think? Slim body, clean drawing.  You have to be quick for a two minute pose.

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Nude of the day 50: Planning an adventure


Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.
The picture: Charcoal, female nude reclining on a quilt, studying a map and planing an adventure.  Heavy dark shading at the back to bring her forward.  One legcovered with the quilt.

What do you think?  The whole body leans to the right and the left arm directs you to the open map. I find charcoal very useful to making an intense black.
Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: I have made a video of my thoughts on the previous previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to my fellow artists.

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Jeanie

Monday, February 18, 2019

Nude of the day 49: End of a perfect day

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The picture:Pastel on black pastel card.  The model lies on a deep blue quilt and a deep red cushion supports her head.

What do you think? I found it difficult painting flesh colours on a black pastel board and it was quite challenging, but I like challenges.  It's all part of the art adventure.

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: There is a video showing my thoughts on the previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to fellow artists.

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Jeanie

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Nude of the day 48: Wonderful life


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The picture: Brown pastel on white paper.  Torso of a female nude standing with a stillness about the pose.

What do you think? I'm very proud of this drawing.  I like the torso masses and the folded hands.  I think it works very well.  How about you?
Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: My thoughts on the previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to fellow artists.

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Jeanie

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Nude of the day 47: Serenity

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The picture: Pencil drawing on white paper.  Female nude side view, seated on couch, leaning forward.  Right knee raised, right arm resting on the knee, right hand rests on back of right shoulder.  Left arm straight, left hand rests on quilt.

What do you think? I like the "A" shape of the composition.  How about you?

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: My thoughts on the previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to fellow artists.


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Friday, February 15, 2019

Nude of the day 46: Listening to bird song

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The picture: Water based wash of blue green crayon with red added.  Female nude reclining, front view.  Right arm takes the weight of her body. Left arm rests across her torso. This one is similar to the drawing on January 25.  I show them both together below.
They are different poses.  In the left picture, the upper weight is on the left arm at the back and both legs are visible.  On the right picture, the model's upper weight is on her right arm and only one thigh is visible. My drawings, coincidentally have become a pair.

When I prepare myself for a drawing/painting session, I collect crayons, pastels, acrylics, pencil, charcoal and various brushes, water, paint rag, sponges and different qualities of paper and card etc and maybe my ipad for painting.  In order to work, I spend a few seconds deciding which medium suits my thinking about this pose, then picking up crayon, white paper with water and a soft brush at the ready eg for blending.

What do you think? I think these look nice as a pair.  What do you think?

 Have you downloaded your Valentine? We put it up the day a day or two ago and it is still there for you to download and use for your Valentine.
Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: My thoughts on the previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to fellow artists.

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Jeanie

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Nude of the day 45: Love is in the air

This is the drawing which inspired the Valentine. Shown below. It is a charcoal drawing on white paper of a female standing nude. A short pose. I like the hip angle with the right hip supporting the weight.  In contrast the chest, the breasts, the shoulders and the head tilt in the opposite direction.  In the valentine I made her hands hold up the flowers.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Nude of the day 44: Stretching down


Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.


The picture: Charcoal on white paper - 3 minutes. Standing female nude side view, striding.  Arms down, stretching a band that is held under her foot.  This is a pair with yesterday's post, both 3 minute poses done on the same day.  Below I show them both together smaller.

What do you think? I like the dynamic stretches in these drawings.  How about you?
 Have you downloaded your Valentine? We put it up yesterday and it is still therefor you to download and print for Valentine's day.

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: My thoughts on the previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to fellow artists.


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Jeanie

Monday, February 11, 2019

Nude of the day extra - Happy Valentine!

Here's a Valentines card for you.  We put it in early so that you can print it down and give it to your special Valentine on Thursday.  We hope you do. 
Painted on the computer using the program Corel Painter. Painting Jeanie Mellersh, rhyme Nick Mellersh.  Happy Valentine !  And do us a favour.  Write a comment !
 

Nude of the day 42: Stretching up

Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.


The picture: Charcoal on white paper - 3 minutes. Standing female nude side view, striding.  Arms up, stretching a band above her head.  Tomorrow's picture will be a drawing, done on the same day, of the model stretching downwards.

What do you think? I like the dynamic stretch in this drawing.  How about you?

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video: My thoughts on the previous pictures. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to fellow artists.


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Jeanie


Sunday, February 10, 2019

Nude of the day 41: New beginnings

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The picture: Charcoal on white paper.  Female nude sitting frontal pose. Head is resting on her hands which rest on her knees.  Knees together ankles apart. 15 minuutes.

What do you think? I feel as if she is looking forward to a new and better life.  What are your thoughts?Have you evresat like that.

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Video of my thoughts on the previous pictures:  First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to fellow artists. Click to view.


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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Nude of the day 40: Walking back to happiness

Please comment: I put these pictures up to see what people think so please comment. A raffle at the end gives everyone who comments the chance of a free print. Read below to learn how to make a comment.

The picture: Pastel drawing on white paper.   Female standing nude back view looking to the left.  2 minutes. A stable stance with the hips evenly placed and the swing is from the waist. As the swing is from her waist her spine between her shouldere blades should be more to the right.

What do you think? I like the roughness of the paper. Can you see it here and there in the picture?

Buy a print: For a high definition print of this drawing, or any in the series, contact me via nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.  A3 size will cost you £40 uk plus postage. A 4: £35 uk plus postage.

Videos: My thoughts on the previous pictures in the series. Click on the dates to view. First group Jan 1 to 16, second group Jan 17-31. Could be interesting to fellow artists.

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Jeanie