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Night drawing
burnt cork, willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
70 x 50cm
© David Begley 2014
€900 unframed

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NIGHT AND DAY DRAWINGS 2014

This series of drawings were made whilst on a three month studio residency at The Royal Hibernian Academy [RHA], Dublin from April of this year. Weekly on Thursdays I joined the life drawing group, so there are a selection of RHA Studio drawings here. My focus in these drawings became the model, the space and the mirror.
In May this led to me hiring Clelia Rinaldi for six days and nights. Clelia is a wonderful performer and artist's model whom I have worked with many times before. We began with very short poses, finding our rhythm, working constantly with 5 songs by Phillip Glass in loop throughout the week. As the days passed we found the evenings and nights more productive. The model's plinth became a stage, lit by a spotlight, the soundtrack in loop, those 5 songs played over and again became enchanting. And finally the drawings moved from studies in to works, no longer anatomical studies or 'life drawings'. As the half light of evening faded often by 10.30pm I would have to strain to see my drawing as I worked. These nights were exhillarating, exhausting, inspiring. Now it is September and the Night and Day drawings have begun to feed my animations - Breathe, in particular. As soon as possible I would love to hire Clelia to work with me again. In total I made over 100 drawings that week, and slept little. Since then most of the drawings have been destroyed, some I have saved, and below; a selection of these.



Night drawing 2,
burnt cork, willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
50 x 35cm
© David Begley 2014

Private collection

 

 


Night drawing 5
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
50 x 35cm
© David Begley 2014
Private collection

 

 


Day drawing 1
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on paper
42 x 30cm
© David Begley 2014
€550 unframed

 


Day drawing 2
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on paper
42 x 30cm
© David Begley 2014
€650 framed

 

 


Day drawing 3
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on paper
42 x 30cm
© David Begley 2014
€650 framed

 

 


Night drawing 4
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
50 x 35cm
© David Begley 2014
€750 unframed


Day drawing 4
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on paper
42 x 30cm
© David Begley 2014
€500 unframed

 

 

 

Night drawing 7
burnt cork, driftwood charcoal on paper
50 x 35cm
© David Begley 2014
€900 framed

 

 


Day drawing 5
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on paper
42 x 30cm
© David Begley 2014
€500 unframed

 

 


Day drawing 6
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on paper
42 x 30cm
© David Begley 2014
€500 unframed

 

 

Cotton
burnt cork, driftwood and willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
34 x 48cm
© David Begley 2014
€650 unframed

 


Day drawing 7
burnt cork, willow charcoal on paper
59 x 42cm
© David Begley 2014
€650 unframed

 

 


Night drawing 3
burnt cork, willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
50 x 35cm
© David Begley 2014
Private collection

 

 


Day drawing 8
burnt cork, willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
50 x 35cm
© David Begley 2014
€750 unframed

 


 
 


Night
burnt cork, willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
50 x 35cm
© David Begley 2014

€550 unframed

 

 


Rope drawing
burnt cork, willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
59 x 42cm
© David Begley 2014
Private collection

 


Rope drawing
burnt cork, willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
59 x 42cm
© David Begley 2014
€600

 

RHA STUDIO DRAWINGS 2014

The following drawings were made at The RHA, Dublin on Thursdays between April and June, with fixed poses for the day.

 


Studio
burnt cork, driftwood, vine and willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
70 x 50cm
© David Begley 2014
Made at The RHA, July 2014

€900 unframed

 

 



 


Thursday
burnt cork, driftwood, vine and willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
70 x 50cm
© David Begley 2014
Made at The RHA, July 2014
Private collection

 

 

 


Friday
burnt cork, driftwood, vine and willow charcoal on Fabriano paper
50 x 70cm
© David Begley 2014
Made at The RHA, July 2014

€1050 framed

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

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