Wasn’t Too Sure …..

26 Mar

I wasn’t sure about faking this one today at Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook, because it’s a painting I don’t particularly like. It’s Vincent van Gogh’s “Street Scene in Montmartre” and it sold at auction this week for over £11 million. He painted it in 1887, part of a series of works in this area of Paris which mark the transitional period between his early dark Dutch paintings and his later work from the South of France that he is most famous for. I almost didn’t do it but then I decided that I’m not going to learn much if I only paint things I like – sometimes you learn more when you tackle something challenging. And to be honest, it grew on me as the session went on. There’s still some way to go so I’ll be faffing on it through the weekend.

Tomorrow, it will have been a year since Ed Sumner began the Cheese and Wine Painting Club to give people something to do during lockdown. None of us expected that it would go on so long but now the Club draws in people from all over the world to paint every week. The Friday sessions are free, or a donation if you can afford, and tomorrow there’s an extra one, a painting party to celebrate the Club’s first birthday. Why not come and join us?

 

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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