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Too Polished.

4 May
A Segment Of Manet’s Background.

I carried on painting another segment of Edouard Manet’s “A Bar At The Folies Bergere” this evening after work. I didn’t do much because I’ve been so tired since I went down with Covid19 back in March, but I’m getting better bit by bit. Now that I’m studying Manet’s painting upside down, the roughness and spontaneity of his brushstrokes is obvious. Which it should be, as he was one of the leading Impressionist artists. When it’s the right way up, I’ve been falling into the trap of being too polished. It’s much less stressful to do it from this angle.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

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