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A Bit Of Faff

26 Feb

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 lot in the one and a quarter hours but it needs a bit more faffing around before it’s finished. That’s what I’ll be doing this weekend.

 

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.

Faking With The Cat – The Film

25 Feb

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 Wine Painting Club run by painter Ed Sumner every Friday on Facebook. He’s been running it since the start of the first lockdown almost a year ago. It’s free or a donation if you can afford and it’s great fun. Here’s a link to the next one ….. it’s a Monet.

 

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.

Free Zoom Art – Skulls And Sticking

23 Feb

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. Click here to find out how to register. There’s no cost but places are limited so book early. You don’t need anything special, just a sheet of paper, a pencil or ballpoint pen, a glue stick (or PVA glue) and some coloured papers – junk mail or magazines are fine. Collage is a very low cost way to be creative and I’ll be showing people how to draw a skull from scratch and then we’ll decorate it with cutting, ripping and sticking. Here’s one I’m half way through (above).

I’ll also be doing a brief illustrated talk about the history of collage and the use of skulls in art. It’s suitable for beginners to experts and ages 9 to 90 (+), would be lovely to see you there.

 

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.

Another Fake Finished

22 Feb

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 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.

A Timelapse of Matisse’s Cat And Goldfish

21 Feb

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. I’ve now done almost 40 paintings. It’s been easier to do this one second time around. I’m so much more confident with paint now after all this practice and I’m really enjoying it. Here’s the video….

 

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.

Mugshots ….

20 Feb

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, pretty quickly. These are a long way from being finished – quite a bit of work left to do. Lots of people think that artists just go Bish Bash Bosh and a work of art appears, but that’s not so. It’s hours and hours and layers and layers and loads of mistakes, corrections and frustration that goes into making an artwork. I’m not sure self-portrait is the right description for these two at the moment – mugshots more like. Never mind, I’m sure they’ll improve 😀

 

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.

Faking A Fauve

19 Feb

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 famous of the group. I’ve almost finished – maybe another hour over the weekend should do it.

 

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.

And The Cat Came Back ….

18 Feb

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 pandemic is still with us. I was really nervous doing this copy of Matisse’s Cat And Goldfish as I hadn’t done any painting since my first year in art college back in the 1970s. My first attempt took me ages as I didn’t have any confidence in what I was doing, although I liked the finished painting. But I thought I’d try it again, now I have had 9 months of practice and done nearly 40 paintings. I’m much more confident and it’s going faster than first time round. I did more than half of it in under an hour a couple of days ago and I think I’ll have it finished tomorrow. Here’s a timelapse video of it 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.

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.

The One White Iris

15 Feb

And more work on the fake van Gogh painting of irises today. I did a lot more to the flowers, adding some paler blues to the petals and putting in the one white iris. Then I switched to burnt umber and van dyke red, mixed with white, to get a few shades of reddish brown and stippled away at the foreground. Tomorrow I’ll be doing some finer details on the irises – van Gogh used linework in a very modern, graphic way, and paint in some stems and that should be it!

I’ve been painting along with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook every Friday. It’s run by painter Ed Sumner and we copy a great painting each week. If you fancy dropping by for a look, next week we’re faking a work by the Fauve artist Andre Derain – more here.

 

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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