The Richard Ford Award

Established in 1976, the award provides figurative artists with the opportunity to travel to Spain to study the paintings in the Prado Museum, Madrid. Geraint was one of five artists to receive the Award in 2016 and spent October and November making transcriptions at the Prado as well as working in the city in a sketchbook. On his return he was awarded joint first place by the board of trustees. Below is a selection of the artwork produced during this period.  

The Prado

  After El Greco 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' (1614)  charcoal drawing on paper

After El Greco 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' (1614)
charcoal drawing on paper

  After Goya 'Fight to the Death with Two Clubs' (1820-23)   charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

After Goya 'Fight to the Death with Two Clubs' (1820-23) 
charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

  A fter Velazquez 'The Spinners' (1657)  charcoal drawing on paper

 After Velazquez 'The Spinners' (1657)
charcoal drawing on paper

  After Titian 'The Worship of Venus' (1519) detail  charcoal drawing on paper

After Titian 'The Worship of Venus' (1519) detail
charcoal drawing on paper

 
  After El Greco 'Fable' (1580)  charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

After El Greco 'Fable' (1580)
charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

  After Goya 'Withches Flight' (1798)  charcoal drawing on paper

After Goya 'Withches Flight' (1798)
charcoal drawing on paper

  After Goya 'The Third of May 1808' (1814)  charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

After Goya 'The Third of May 1808' (1814)
charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

  After Valezquez 'Pablo De Valliadolid' (1632) and 'Aesop' (1640)  charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

After Valezquez 'Pablo De Valliadolid' (1632) and 'Aesop' (1640)
charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

 

Madrid Sketchbook

  After El Greco 'The Baptism of Christ' (1597-1600)  charcoal drawing on paper

After El Greco 'The Baptism of Christ' (1597-1600)
charcoal drawing on paper

  After Goya 'Two Women and a Man' (1820-23)  charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

After Goya 'Two Women and a Man' (1820-23)
charcoal and pastel drawing on paper

  After Titian 'The Worship of Venus' (1519)  charcoal drawing on paper

After Titian 'The Worship of Venus' (1519)
charcoal drawing on paper