Finished Faffing And Faking

I finished Friday’s fake with minimum faffing this week. I paint along with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club each week and I usually spend a few hours over the weekend finishing the paintings. But this week I only did about half an hour extra. This composition, Monet’s “San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk”, isContinue reading “Finished Faffing And Faking”

A Bit Of Faff

It’s Friday so it’s faking day with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Today we painted Monet’s “San Giorgio Maggiore At Dusk“. The original was donated to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff by Gwendoline Davies. I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a prepared canvas. I’ve done a lotContinue reading “A Bit Of Faff”

Faking With The Cat – The Film

Here’s a speeded up video of me painting a copy of Andre Derain’s “Charing Cross Bridge”, painted in 1906 in the Fauvist style. With Sparta Puss, the cat. She likes to muscle in on the action. There’s about 3 hours of action compressed into 3 minutes. I started painting it in the Cheese and WineContinue reading “Faking With The Cat – The Film”

Free Zoom Art – Skulls And Sticking

I’m an educator as well as an artist and I run a lot of art sessions and workshops, on Zoom in these pandemic times. I have a free one coming up, “Get Sticky With Scribblah”, organised by GS Artists in Swansea and the 9to90 Creative Community, on Saturday (27th February) 10.30 – 12.30 UTC. ClickContinue reading “Free Zoom Art – Skulls And Sticking”

Another Fake Finished

I’ve just finished copying this painting, “Charing Cross Bridge” by the 20th century Fauvist artist Andre Derain. It was great fun and I learned a lot too. I’ve done almost 40 fakes now with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook on Friday afternoons throughout the lockdown.   A Chance To Own OneContinue reading “Another Fake Finished”

A Timelapse of Matisse’s Cat And Goldfish

I finished faking Matisse’s painting “Cat And Goldfish” and Husb did a short time lapse film of me working on it from beginning to end. This was the first painting I did with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting club almost a year ago …. had no idea then that lockdown would last this long.Continue reading “A Timelapse of Matisse’s Cat And Goldfish”

Mugshots ….

Husb and I participated in a self-portrait painting workshop today, led by the fabulous Welsh artist Tomos Sparnon and hosted by the most excellent GS Artists in Swansea. Of course, it was on Zoom as we’re still in lockdown but I’m enjoying online learning, both delivering and receiving. Today we worked in acrylics on canvas,Continue reading “Mugshots ….”

Faking A Fauve

It’s Faking Friday again with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. This week we copied “Charing Cross Bridge” by the early 20th century Fauvist artist Andre Derain. I’ve always loved the work of the Fauvists, the word is derived from the French Fauves – wild beasts. Matisse is probably the most famousContinue reading “Faking A Fauve”

And The Cat Came Back ….

This was the very first painting I did with The Cheese And Wine Painting Club on Facebook, way back in May last year, a few weeks after the painter Ed Sumner started it up to relieve the boredom of the first lockdown. Two lockdowns and almost a year later, it’s still going because the pandemicContinue reading “And The Cat Came Back ….”


I finished the flowery fake van Gogh today. When I first started copying van Gogh’s works I was surprised by how complex they are. There’s a sort of image that he slapped the paint onto canvas in thick slathers, which he does, but there are many more layers and subtleties than I’d originally thought. HeContinue reading “FINISHED!”