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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.

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 😀

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.

Faking Kandinsky

17 May

This week’s fake with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook is one of Wassily Kandinsky’s views of Murnau, painted when he lived there in the early years of the twentieth century. I love it. I’ve used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a gesso-prepared 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.

Faffing With Kandinsky

14 May

Friday lunchtime is faking with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. This week it’s Murnau by Wassily Kandinsky. I’d always thought his work was completely abstract so I was well chuffed to see this, I love it. I haven’t finished it yet, maybe another hour or so of faffing to get it done.

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.

The Upside Down Boy Is Coming Along

12 May

My little painting of my young upside down relative is coming along – I find that the drawing is the hard bit and to be honest painting is a bit boring. But maybe I’m doing it wrong. Painting doesn’t come naturally to me. Anyway, not much more to do now, should be finished soon.

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.

Mucking Around

11 May

I need to loosen up with paint. I’m happy to sit and doodle for ages with a pen or pencil into my sketchbook, without bothering what I end up with. But as soon as I get the paints out, I seize up. I pressurise myself to do something “proper”. The other thing I don’t do much of is develop work from my sketchbook, as soon as it’s in there, I close the book and rarely look at it again. So today I grabbed a bit of heavyweight Khadi paper and a cheap set of acrylic paints and used my recent sketch from Rosehill Quarry as a starting point. Then I mucked around with the paint and a couple of brushes. It’s no masterpiece but it was relaxing and some of it is quite interesting.

 

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.

 

I Like Dribbles

10 May

I had some vintage paper prepared with my home-made walnut ink knocking around in my folder the other night at life drawing so I used it for a portrait study of our model. I prepare the paper by wetting a very large piece of Fabriano 200gsm and stretching it onto a board. When it’s dry I give it a couple of coats of acrylic gesso, then I have a go with my walnut ink, using different strengths of washes and different brushes. I particularly love the dribbles and I’ve tried to merge them into the drawing here. I used white, sanguine and black conte crayon to draw with.

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.

2 x 30 In Walnut Ink

9 May

Life drawing sessions restarted at Swansea Print Workshop this week, it was great to be back. I’ve been working with this elder male model for years, I really appreciate his professionalism. I did two 30-minute poses on the same piece of vintage paper with walnut ink, and put in some highlights at the end with white conte crayon.

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.

The Boy And The Pudding

8 May

I did some more work on the “Upside Down Boy” painting today. He’s a young relative who seems to like hanging upside down. When I’m working from photos, I like to turn them upside down anyway because I find it easier to get a likeness, you don’t get distracted by what you think is there, because the view is unfamiliar, you focus on the shapes and tones and colours. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a small 25cms square stretched canvas. It’s fun, not too big to be a pain but big enough to do what I want.

I also made a plum tarte tatin. It’s Upside Down, like my young relative 😀 The weather has turned again – yesterday was brilliant and sunny, today is cold with torrential rain. Time for comfort food.

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.

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