Random Scrapings

Here’s the last of the Bockingford scraps I’ve been colouring for collage work, using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints. I really like the work of the British artist Howard Hodgkin, whose art is abstract, yet I feel really uncomfortable doing anything abstract myself. Looking at this little piece, I see the ocean and a horizon,Continue reading “Random Scrapings”

Graphic Brushstrokes

Oooh I really like this little scrap. The brushwork is so much fun. I’ve been using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics for some years now, although I don’t in fact do a lot of painting. The colours are intense and the thick texture of the paint makes the brushstrokes quite graphic in their own right, dynamicContinue reading “Graphic Brushstrokes”

Good Paint, Good Textures

Here’s another of the little scraps of Bockingford paper (from St. Cuthbert’s Mill) I’ve been colouring with Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints, probably to use for collage at some point. But to be honest, the more I look at some of these little scraps, the more I appreciate them as they are. The paint isContinue reading “Good Paint, Good Textures”

Weird Abstraction

I’m making papers for collage work with scraps of Liquitex acrylic paint and Bockingford paper left over from print projects. It’s not easy for me to just randomly scrape paint on like this, I normally work very figuratively and it’s weird to do something abstract. A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks I haveContinue reading “Weird Abstraction”

Timelapse Turner

I recently finished faking a painting by JMW Turner, “Storm at Sea” and Husb made a timelapse video of me doing it. Here it is if you fancy seeing how it developed. I’ve been faking more or less every Friday throughout the pandemic lockdown, almost a year now, with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine PaintingContinue reading “Timelapse Turner”

Faffing And Faking The Other Starry Night

I’ve stopped faffing and finished the copy of Starry Night On The Rhone by Vincent van Gogh that I began last Friday at Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club. Vincent’s painting are surprisingly complex. The composition is fairly simple but there are layers and layers of frantic brushstrokes in a many different tones ofContinue reading “Faffing And Faking The Other Starry Night”

An Arty Morning

Husb and I had an arty morning today. I carried on working on two of the paintings I’m copying at the moment and Husb did some more on his self-portrait. I’ve been doing copies every week with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook for almost a year now and Husb began hisContinue reading “An Arty Morning”

The Other Starry Night

It’s Faking Friday again with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. This week’s masterpiece is Starry Night Over The Rhone by Vincent van Gogh. I’ve done most of it, but still a bit more over the weekend, layering up the colours in small textured dots. I’ve been doing these weekly forContinue reading “The Other Starry Night”

Finally Finished Faffing

Storm at Sea by JMW Turner. I think this is the hardest painting I have copied since I joined Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club almost a year ago now. I’ve done almost 40 and I’ve learnt so much from copying such a range of artists, but Turner has definitely been the most difficultContinue reading “Finally Finished Faffing”

Layers Of Faff

I’m still working on the fake JMW Turner painting, “Storm at Sea”, building layer upon layer, knocking the colour back with thin glazes of watery white and rubbing through to reveal some of the delicate colours beneath, all overlaid with thick gobbets of paint piling texture onto the surface of the canvas. All a bitContinue reading “Layers Of Faff”