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FINISHED!!!!!!

14 Jun

Finished faffing and faking Franz Marc’s “The Yellow Cow”. It’s very richly coloured with lots of layers of glazes built up on top of each other, lots of blending too. Took a while but I really enjoyed it. I started it with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook last week. Here are the stages I went through. I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a stretched canvas (50 x 40 cms).

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.

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

Carrying On With The Yellow Cow

13 Jun

I’ve been carrying on faking the Franz Marc painting of a yellow cow I started last week. The composition is fairly simple and although the colours look simple as well, they’re actually quite complex with lots of overlays and blending. That’s what’s taking the time. I’m hoping to finish it tomorrow. I started this with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. It’s been running weekly since the pandemic lockdown began in March 2020 and it’s lovely.

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.

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

Checking My Tones

9 Jun

I’ve spent the past couple of hours on the second part of Ed Sumner’s Zoom tutorial, painting Edouard Manet’s “Bar At The Folies Bergere”. Ed suggested using the wonders of modern technology to take a digital photo in black and white to check the tones of our paintings and compare with the original (he provided a black and white copy as well as a full colour one for the tutorial). It’s a really good idea. I’ve nearly finished – just another couple of hours of faffing …… Anyway, it’s late, I’m tired. Nos Da. Good Night xxx

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.

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

Pushing Me Hard

8 Jun

I did some more work on my copy of Impressionist artist Edouard Manet’s “Bar at the Folies Bergere” today, getting the figure blocked in and making some adjustments to the size and shape of the bottles in the foreground. At the moment there’s very little colour in it, black, white and warm greys, but there will be some sizzling oranges, pinks and golds to come. I’m doing this in one of Ed Sumner’s painting tutorials – a two-parter on consecutive Wednesdays. It’s very demanding and it’s really pushing me, but I’m loving 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.

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

van Gogh On Speed

7 Jun

Here’s one of van Gogh’s boat paintings speeded up – all done and dusted in a minute! I wish!!!! He did a number of studies on the beach at Les Saintes Marie de la Mer in the south of France. It was supposed to be where Mary Magdalene’s boat landed when she arrived in France after the crucifixion of Jesus. I painted this at one of Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club sessions on Facebook. They’re every Friday and anyone can join in.

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.

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

Kandinsky On Speed

6 Jun

Here’s a high speed film of me painting one of Wassily Kandinsky’s views of Murnau (detail above). I wish I could work that fast! He did quite a few paintings of this town when he lived there with the (often overlooked) Expressionist painter Gabriele Munter. I painted this a few weeks ago with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook with Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints and a stretched canvas.

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.

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

Faking A Yellow Cow

5 Jun

Friday’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook was postponed until today, so lunchtime I started faking a painting by the 20th Century German Expressionist Franz Marc, The Yellow Cow. I still have a couple of hours work to do to finish it, I reckon.

This is from my all-time favourite period of art history, I can’t get enough of the Expressionists. Franz Marc’s life and career were cut tragically short by World War 1, he died at the Battle of Verdun in 1916. What a waste, what a waste.

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.

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

Faking The Folies

2 Jun

Just been doing a Zoom painting tutorial with the painter Ed Sumner (of the Cheese and Wine Painting Club), copying “The Bar At The Folies Bergere” by the Impressionist Edouard Manet. It’s a two-parter, we’ll finish it next week and I’m about halfway through. Off to bed now because it’s late and I’m shattered 😀

Faffing With Vincent’s Bedroom

26 May

I’ve been doing one of Ed Sumner’s Zoom tutorials this evening, copying van Gogh’s painting of his bedroom. It’s a two hour session and it’s mostly done but it needs a bit more faffing, maybe another couple of hours. But not tonight, it’s late so I’m off to bed. Nos da, good night 🙂

Friday Faking A Matisse

21 May

It’s Friday so it faking a masterpiece day, with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. He started it at the beginning of the first lockdown in March 2020 and has carried on, I think we’re up to about 60 weeks now. This is a nude study by Henri Matisse. I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a small stretched canvas.

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