Back to faking with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook and this week it’s an early painting by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, “Evening; Red Tree”. I’d only known Mondrian’s later works before, which are very controlled and geometric so it was a surprise to see this one from around 1908 when he was working in the Post-Impressionist style. This tree is starting to edge towards abstraction though and moving in the direction of his later restricted Red / Blue palette.
It wasn’t easy to be honest. I struggled with it and didn’t think I was getting anywhere until the very last layer of paint when I did a second coat of blue over the original. And then it sort of made sense, it became almost like a stained glass window and very sinuous instead of just clunky.
LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser
I’ve been painting these ‘fakes’ with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook since lockdown started in Spring 2020. I’m selling some of them to raise funds for this lovely charity which has given so much support to my young relative over the past few years.
If you would like to see the paintings and maybe buy one, please click on the boats picture to visit the page. Thanks xxx