In The Zone

I’ll be working on this fake Klimt for ages. It’s so detailed. The composition is more or less ok and I’ll leave the finer points of the portrait until the end, so now I’m doing loads and loads of patterns. It’s nice though, I just relax and get in the zone. I’m learning so muchContinue reading “In The Zone”

Finished Faking Another Vincent

And here’s another fake, hot off the easel! It’s a copy of the van Gogh “Wheatfield” that I started in last Friday’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. I’m losing count now but I think it’s about 24 that I’ve done since April. The session’s tutor, painter Ed Sumner, has been running theseContinue reading “Finished Faking Another Vincent”

Painting Gold And Copper

I did some more work on my copy of Gustav Klimt’s “Woman In Gold” today. I started it mid week on a Zoom painting tutorial with painter Ed Sumner who runs the Friday lunchtime Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. My #lockdown2020 challenge is to improve my painting skills and I’m learning loads. IContinue reading “Painting Gold And Copper”

Caturday’s Scribble

Had a busy day today, doing some essential shopping for a relative and getting my one hour government sanctioned lockdown brisk walk and now I just want to slob out on the settee watching mindless telly with Sparta Puss at my side. But I didn’t do any art! So I grabbed a new sketchbook (DalerContinue reading “Caturday’s Scribble”

Faking Vincent

This afternoon’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook was about van Gogh and this lovely painting of a wheatfield and cypress trees. The session is an hour and a half but I rarely finish in that time. I reckon I have perhaps a couple more hours on this, so that’s something for the weekend.Continue reading “Faking Vincent”

More Scrapings

I was brought up thrifty, some might say frugal. One of the sayings I heard most when I was a kid was “waste not, want not” and I still live by that. So when I paint, any pigment left on the palette at the end is scraped off with a palette knife and scraped ontoContinue reading “More Scrapings”

Woman In Gold

  I signed up for one of painter Ed Sumner’s small tutorial groups this evening, copying “Woman In Gold” by Gustav Klimt – one of my favourite artists, paintings and films (Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds).  It was a very intense two hours and there’s loads more to do, but that’ll keep me occupied forContinue reading “Woman In Gold”

Finding Ideas And The Hafod Tip

I love watching the late great Bob Ross on the TV. I don’t particularly like his paintings but I love to listen to him and his observations. One of the things he says a lot is that painting isn’t difficult, what’s hard is deciding what to paint, coming up with ideas. That’s so true. I’veContinue reading “Finding Ideas And The Hafod Tip”

Sparta Puss And The Magpie

Today I finished off the copy I made of Monet’s painting “The Magpie”, started with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. So many shades of white! I used Liquitex heavy body acrylic paints, Daler Rowney brushes for acrylics and a primed canvas from Wilkinsons. Oh, and a couple of palette knives. InContinue reading “Sparta Puss And The Magpie”

Skull And Roses

I’ve been practicing my painting skills with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook, every Friday afternoon. This week our tutor, Ed Sumner, added an extra session on Saturday inspired by Halloween and Día de Muertos. It included a very thorough and useful instruction on how to draw a skull from scratch. We startedContinue reading “Skull And Roses”