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PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS BY BRYAN RAWLINGS
Oil paintings, pastels, charcoal and pencil drawings by Bryan Rawlings
Painting and drawing have always been important to me, and, whilst I have made my living through commercial sculpture, I have pursued painting through a simple desire to improve and to make better paintings. Drawing is an important tool to complement the commercial sculpture work, and it is my belief that an ability to draw is at the root of any good quality artwork.

Whilst my academic qualification (BA Hons First Class) is in ceramic sculpture, as part of the degree course I took the opportunity to study painting at the renowned Burslem School of Art under Arthur Berry and Campbell Bruce.

In recent years I have been able to devote more time to fine art, which is why I have added a gallery of this work to my web site.

My aim is to make visually exciting, edgy, original artworks. My starting point is usually portraiture or figure painting, but I try to get away from 'straight' paintings, primarily by using a very loose technique to the point where the brush marks are as important as the image they represent.

In some paintings, particularly the self portraits, I am exploring the point where the marks are just on the edge of making the image. Another approach is to start with the figure and then to develop abstract qualities of the composition. Always I want to work experimentally. I find the face/figure starting point very useful, but the abstract quality of the composition is my main goal.


PAINTINGS & PASTELS
Self Portrait 2016 4. Self portrait study, oil on canvas, 45cm x 35cm, not for sale.
Self Portrait 2016 4
Self portrait study, oil on canvas, 45cm x 35cm, not for sale.
Sophie. Pastels on paper, 29cm x 20cm, 300.
Sophie
Pastels on paper, 29cm x 20cm, 300.
Holly. Pastels on paper, 27cm x 19cm, 300.
Holly
Pastels on paper, 27cm x 19cm, 300.
Mel. Pastels on paper, 29cm x 20cm, 300.
Mel
Pastels on paper, 29cm x 20cm, 300.
Andrew 2. Oil on canvas, 40cm x 30cm.
Andrew 2
Oil on canvas, 40cm x 30cm.
Andrew 1. Oil on canvas, painted 2018, 30cm x 25cm, 950.
Andrew 1
Oil on canvas, painted 2018, 30cm x 25cm, 950.
Ruth On Blue Cloth. Pastels on paper, 40cm x 30cm, 300.
Ruth On Blue Cloth
Pastels on paper, 40cm x 30cm, 300.
Nude With Lamp. Pastels on paper, 29cm x 20cm, 300.
Nude With Lamp
Pastels on paper, 29cm x 20cm, 300.
Ruth On Orange Cloth 1. Pastel on paper, 32cm x 24cm, 300.
Ruth On Orange Cloth 1
Pastel on paper, 32cm x 24cm, 300.
Ruth On Orange Cloth 2. Pastel on paper, 32cm x 24cm, 300.
Ruth On Orange Cloth 2
Pastel on paper, 32cm x 24cm, 300.
Joanna. Oil on canvas, 40cm x 50cm.
Joanna
Oil on canvas, 40cm x 50cm.
Two Female Models. Pastels on paper, 30cm x 22cm, 200.
Two Female Models
Pastels on paper, 30cm x 22cm, 200.
Self Portrait Blue Shirt. Pastels on paper, 20cm x 15cm, 300.
Self Portrait Blue Shirt
Pastels on paper, 20cm x 15cm, 300.
Self Portrait Sage Green. Pastels on paper, 25cm x 18cm, 300.
Self Portrait Sage Green
Pastels on paper, 25cm x 18cm, 300.
Self Portrait Green Fleck. Pastels on paper, 25cm x 20cm, 300.
Self Portrait Green Fleck
Pastels on paper, 25cm x 20cm, 300.
Self Portrait 2016 2. Oil on board, 34cm x 27cm, 750.
Self Portrait 2016 2
Oil on board, 34cm x 27cm, 750.
Self Portrait 2016 3. Self portrait study, oil on canvas, 55cm x 45cm, 1,200.
Self Portrait 2016 3
Oil on canvas, 55cm x 45cm, 1,200.
Tessa. Oil paint on canvas, painted 2018, 50cm x 40cm, 800.
Tessa
Oil paint on canvas, painted 2018, 50cm x 40cm, 800.
Ruth. Oil paint on canvas, painted 2018, 30cm x 25cm, 750.
Ruth
Oil paint on canvas, painted 2018, 30cm x 25cm, 750.
Jane In Front Of Lamp. Oil paint on canvas, 30cm x 24cm, 950.
Jane In Front Of Lamp
Oil paint on canvas, 30cm x 24cm, 950.
Julian. Oil paint on canvas, painted 2018, 30cm x 25cm, 750.
Julian
Oil paint on canvas, painted 2018, 30cm x 25cm, 750.
Paul. Oil on canvas, 30cm x 25cm.
Paul
Oil on canvas, 30cm x 25cm.


CHARCOAL AND PENCIL DRAWINGS
Charcoal Life Drawing 1. Charcoal on paper, 32cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 1
Charcoal on paper, 32cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 2. Charcoal on paper, 35cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 2
Charcoal on paper, 35cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 3. Charcoal on paper, 38cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 3
Charcoal on paper, 38cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 4. Charcoal on paper, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 4
Charcoal on paper, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 5. Charcoal on paper, 20cm x 15cm, 120.
Charcoal Life Drawing 5
Charcoal on paper, 20cm x 15cm, 120.
Charcoal Life Drawing 6. Charcoal on paper, 30cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 6
Charcoal on paper, 30cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 7. Charcoal on paper, 38cm x 25cm, 150.
Charcoal Life Drawing 7
Charcoal on paper, 38cm x 25cm, 150.
Charcoal Life Drawing 8. Charcoal on paper, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 8
Charcoal on paper, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 9. Charcoal on paper, 30cm x 25cm, 150.
Charcoal Life Drawing 9
Charcoal on paper, 30cm x 25cm, 150.
Charcoal Life Drawing 10. Charcoal on paper, 35cm x 25cm, 100.
Charcoal Life Drawing 10
Charcoal on paper, 35cm x 25cm, 100.
Pencil Life Drawing 1. Pencil on paper, 40cm x 24cm, 100.
Pencil Life Drawing 1
Pencil on paper, 40cm x 24cm, 100.
Pencil Life Drawing 2. Pencil on paper, 25cm x 20cm, 100.
Pencil Life Drawing 2
Pencil on paper, 25cm x 20cm, 100.

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