Female head - oil on canvas. This was one of the last paintings I did during the four year stint studying classical drawing and painting under the expert guidance of Jason Lu when he was living in Malta some years back. The course followed ...the stringent Florence Academy of Art practices of sight-size and Bargue plate practice. One of my best investments, this required patience, discipline, perseverance and above all, the will to observe and learn. The exercises took time, this one some hundred hours or so, but this was necessary to gain sub-millimetric precision against the original cast, as well as in the colours and tone. I would not classify this as 'art', but an exercise to help gain the necessary skills to be able to create art. I will be posting other exercises here. Whoever is interested to know more can contact me (I can only give advice but am not in a position to give training [too much of a hassle :)])
Andrew Borg is a Malta-based painter, working in oils and watercolour. He captures images which, to my mind, look good or have are quirky enough to have a below-the-paint meaning.