The link between Drawing and Painting
As with the drawing workshop, the day begins with Ian Murphy’s introduction into his philosophy on drawing and painting: the importance of selection and design and the connections he makes with the sketchbook drawing process and the colour observations he makes on location. He illustrates these strategies with a shared scrutiny of his sketchbooks and the breadth of work (both finished and still in the process of being developed) that he brings to every course.
Again, if you have attended Ian Murphy’s drawing courses you will be aware that he sees this very much as a sharing experience: everyone is welcome to input into the introduction, allowing the focus of Ian Murphy’s opinions to have a relevance to you and your students. This will also be the beginning of your opportunities to photograph the artwork to ensure you leave with every viewpoint, opinion and idea fully illustrated to share with your colleagues.