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FINISHED!

16 Feb

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.

He also uses a lot of linework in some of his paintings, which shouldn’t surprise me as his drawings are composed of masses of lines and marks. I’m a big fan of his drawings. These irises are quite stylised and I think they look like Art Nouveau, a movement that started around the time that Vincent died. When I started doing these fakes with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook, I thought we’d only be in lockdown for a few weeks, but it’s been nearly a year and I’ve done not far off 40 paintings so far.

 

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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