Faking Friday With A Mandrill

13 Nov

Mandrill 6a

The subject of today’s Cheese And Wine Painting Club on Facebook was “The Mandrill” by the French post-Impressionist painter Henri Rousseau. I really like his work, it is naive yet strong with a good dash of humour. I reckon there’s about another couple of hours work to do on this before it’s finished. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints.

Our tutor, the painter Ed Sumner really makes the sessions come alive and I’m learning a lot about painting, and I’m especially enjoying using paint for the initial sketching on the canvas. As well  as the Friday sessions which are free or a donation if you can afford to, Ed also runs prepaid online tutorial groups for up to 10 participants. The next Friday faking session features a Matisse. Check it out here.

 

 

 

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left and to see the complete image.

Inspired by drawings of the taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these antique artefacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

 

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