Saturday, February 29, 2020

Nude a day 60: Two three-minute poses

News!  Jeanie is currently running a "How to Draw" people class on Youtube.  First lesson is here and you can follow the series from her channel "Colourfulworld of Jeanie" (Non-English people note the "u" in "Colourful"!!)

I like these two poses showing the model's graceful figure.

Nude a day - Last one today|

After 60 nude,s one every day in January and February I am ending this series today Feb 29th 2020.  There will be occasional posts on this blog over the next months - some nudes, some other things.  Thanks to everyone who looked at this series. Let me know if you have enjoyed them.


Two videos about drawing

Video 1: Watch this - and start drawing

 
To mark the end of the series Jeanie has produced another video encouraging everyone to draw.  It includes her drawing an under 2-minute sketch of her husband Nick. See below.
 
The 2-minute picture that Jeanie draws in this video

 Video 2: How to draw nudes

This video shows how Jeanie went about this drawing. She drew two very quick pictures, one of which is shown above. They demonstrate gesture drawing.



One of the 2 quick pictures Jeanie draws in this video

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Friday, February 28, 2020

Nude a day 59: Crouching in evening sunlight

Pastel on sand coloured pastel paper.

This was a short pose but a complex one with the sun lighting her up from behind.  I like it.

Nude a day - ending in tomorrow 

After 60 nudes Jeanie will end this series on Feb 29th 2020.  There will be occasional posts on this blog - some nudes, some other things. 


Two videos about drawing


 
The quick gesture drawing I do during the video

Video 1: Watch this - and start drawing
To mark the end of the series Jeanie has produced another video encouraging everyone to draw.  It includes her drawing an under 2-minute sketch of her husband Nick. See above.


One of the two quick pictures I draw during the video

  

Video 2: How to draw nudes

This video shows how Jeanie went about this drawing. She drew two very quick pictures, one of which is shown above. They demonstrate gesture drawing.




I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize!)


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

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Nude a day 58: Extreme perspective

I find it exciting to see the extreme difference in size of the legs, so close up, and the head, so small and distant.

Nude a day - ending in two days! 

After 60 nudes Jeanie will end this series on Feb 29th 2020.  There will be occasional posts on this blog - some nudes, some other things. 

Two videos about drawing

Video 1: Watch this - and start drawing
To mark the end of the series Jeanie has produced another video encouraging everyone to draw.  It includes her drawing a 2-minute sketch of her husband Nick. See below.
The 2-minute picture drawn in the video


 Video 2: How to draw nudes

This video shows how Jeanie goes about drawing nudes. She draws two very quick pictures, one of which is shown below.

 

One of 2 pictures dawn in this video

 



I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Nude a day 57: The first woman on earth

Pastel on black pastel paper

This was an experiment – pastel on black pastel card, using a lot of light ochres and tangerines as flesh tones. I allowed the black card to take the shadow areas. All the colours behind her are singing out loudly over the black surface. It's good to let the lovely vibrant pastels glow like this!

Nude a day - ending in three days! 

After 60 nudes Jeanie will end this series on Feb 29th 2020.  There will be occasional posts on this blog - some nudes, some other things. To mark the end of the series Jeanie has produced another video encouraging everyone to draw.  It includes her drawing a 2-minute sketch of her husband Nick.  Take a look on the link above

 Video of how I draw nudes

Click on the start arrow to see the video. The picture drawn in this film is shown below.



I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.



Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)




Jeanie Mellersh

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

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Nude a day 56 – Stretching on a pink quilt

35 x 25 cm Pastel on dark green pastel paper.

Unusually, I have not included the paper colour for tones. I have obliterated all the paper colour with light orange-yellow pastel and darker cool colours with white for highlights.

This pose shows the amazing suppleness of the model's body!

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Monday, February 24, 2020

Nude a day 55 – Lifting high

Charcoal on water colour paper. 27 x 48 cm

I like the tooth on this paper. It seems to give strength to the drawing. On the shadowed areas, I smeared the thick charcoal outline into and below the muscles.

This pose emphasises the leg muscles of this strong man.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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





Sunday, February 23, 2020

Nude a day 54 – Ringlets on my shoulder

19 x 41 cm Water-soluble crayon (Aquabrique) on white paper act as sharp and broad crayons and colour wash.


The crayon was used for the thick marks and the fine lines. An interesting pose, see how the weight of the body is on the left hip while the right hip is released and drops down lowering the right buttock.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Nude a day 53 – Today is my best day

40 x 29.5 cm Charcoal on white paper.

A 20 minute sketch. I like the way the model looks purposeful and happy.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Friday, February 21, 2020

Nude a day 52 – That's cool with me

18 x 30.5 Pastel on sand-coloured Ingres Fabriano paper.

The paper is used as a shadow colour with light peach pastel highlights. I like the model's nonchalant air as she toys with her cigarette holder.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize!


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

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Nude a day 51 Clasping her knee

15.5 x 36.5 cm Charcoal on peach coloured paper

I like the strong drawing of the body. Hatched charcoal is used to create the shadows.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Nude a day 50: Thinking of you

26 x 39 cm. Pastel on blue-green paper.

The painting uses the blue-green paper colour as the shadow colour of the flesh. I like the light soft colours of this gentle picture.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Nude a day 49: Happily dreaming, chin in hand

This picture was painted in pastels on dark grey pastel paper. You can see the untouched paper clearly on her right shoulder and at the very bottom. You can see how I use the paper colour as a shadow tone on the flesh. f her neck. When I painted the orange background, the picture came to life.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize!)


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

Monday, February 17, 2020

Nude a day 48 Cleaning the tools

Charcoal

I like to draw to draw people doing things. Just a few brief charcoal strokes says it all.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Nude a day 47 Right hand over my shoulder


Pastel and water-based paints - AquaBrique

Recently working on this charcoal study I used AquaBriques:
  1. As crayon lines
  2. As raw strokes of green and raw sienna on the flesh
  3. As dilute washes on the hair and the foreground.
I think this is a good example of using them in three ways. What's good is you can work into a charcoal drawing with strong contrasts and colour.  I chose this viewpoint because I liked to see the model's hand against her hair.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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


Saturday, February 15, 2020

Nude a day 46: See a pin and pick it up


See a pin and pick it up - All the day you'll have good luck!
See a pin and let it lie - Have bad luck until you die!
All because of a pin! Anyway,

I had good luck that day. I am very pleased with this sketch.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Nude a day 43: The kiss



Special picture for my granddaughters Anouk and Juna who love all dogs especially their own.

Use this as your Valentine
I thought you might like to use this picture for your Valentine so here is the poem to go with it, written by my husband Nick.




The scene was so sweet, spontaneous, romantic! My model brought her dog. She struck this unusual pose and I quickly placed the limbs and the extreme angle and forgot the proportions! Her dog ran up to her and give her a kiss on the lips. Such a lovely moment!

Picture: Pastel on pastel paper.

See my video on how I draw nudes at https://youtu.be/E2BjhefGGGk



I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.



Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)



Jeanie Mellersh

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


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Nude a day 42: A is for Angela

Dark blue crayon on white water colour paper 38 x 31 cm


How compact and triangular this pose is. I like it!

Watch the vid!

This is my video about how I draw nudes,  See if you like it.

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Monday, February 10, 2020

Nude a day 41: Climbing a tree


Charcoal on white paper 37 x 25 cm


I rarely draw a model so high above my eye level. I'm glad I drew this pose.

A video about how I draw
I talk about my way of drawing and encourage you to try.

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.



Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)




Jeanie Mellersh

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

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Nude a day 40: Today I'll meet my friends

Pastel on cream water-colour paper 34 x 28cm

I like the unfinished look and the bright colours.

Look at my "how-to" video

See how I draw charcoal nudes and learn how you could too!

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Nude a day 39: First light of Dawn

Charcoal on white paper 40 x 24 cm
Study in charcoal on white paper, simply stated shadow areas sometimes smudging in with my finger. See her left shoulder, breast and her right thigh.

New Video 

Watch this new "how to" vid and start drawing charcoal nudes.

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.



Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)




Jeanie Mellersh

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

Friday, February 7, 2020

Nude a day 38: Fast asleep



Pastel on cream water-colour paper 42 x 23 cm


This one gives us a good display of the model's tattoos!

New Video

Just completed this "how to" video.  Take a look!

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.




Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)




Jeanie Mellersh

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

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Nude a day 37: Getting up slowly

Brown pastel on white paper 37 x 30 cm


I found this an intriguing pose. It was as if she had her back turned to me but became interested in something in a different direction.

New Video of how I paint nudes 

Click on the video above.

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Nude a day 36: Reading the paper

Pastel on sand coloured pastel paper 26 x 30 cm


I like the overall softness, the delicate colours and the suggestion rather than the sharply defined features. Like a soft summer haze, this is how it turned out.

NEWS

Video of how I draw nudes - on line now! Click above


I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Nude a day 35: This feels so good

Charcoal on white paper. 39 x 27.5 cm

When I looked at this picture, a few weeks after I drew it, I thought at first, she looked really sad, and then I saw it in a new light. She is really relaxed in all her body and her arms comfortably lie crossed over her ankles. Her head and hair are gently resting, and she is ready to enjoy the moment. I love this pose. It is very sculptural – it all fits into place.

NEWS

Video of how I draw nudes coming up now! Click above 

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)


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

Monday, February 3, 2020

Nude a day 34: Just climbing to that next branch

Charcoal on white paper. 22 x 39.5 cm

The charcoal is very chunky and thick, and the lines are drawn over and over – maybe some of them are good ones. I like the big real action in the drawing. He's just about to swing up and out of the picture.

NEWS
Video of how I draw nudes coming up in the next few days.  Look out for it! News will be on the blog.

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.



Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)



Jeanie Mellersh

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




Sunday, February 2, 2020

Nude a day 33: In dreamland with red curls

Pastel on water colour paper 21 x38 cm
Here's anther pastel on white paper (not a good choice.) I like the intense dark blue background and the very light ice-blue version of it on the quilt. The hips make a lovely undulating line. I can see them as a huge garden sculpture, or the line of hills in a landscape, foliage in the foreground. I love the effects the rough surface of the paper gives.

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)

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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Nude a day 32: A snooze on a sunlit beach

I was keen to draw her strand of plaited hair so I then had a problem of extreme forshortening of her body. I really like this picture. It takes me to the beach, the sunlight and warmth looks good today (on this cold January day.) Breasts always flatten as you lie flat (unless they are implants!)

I hope you have liked the pictures so far. If you liked any of them enough, you can buy the original: £100 unframed plus P & P. Email me for more information at nandnjmellersh@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyway, please let me know what you think by commenting either on the blog or by email to me at the address above. As we did last year we will raffle away two prints among those who comment. So start commenting for a chance for a prize.!)

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