Tag Archives: Ed Sumner

Painting My Plums

27 Jul

Back at the beginning of lockdown, about 16 months ago now, I lost all interest in doing art but got obsessively into cooking. I took photos of what I was doing as I went along and blogged them. Then I found Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook and got stuck into doing a weekly fake. A few people have suggested that I should try painting still lifes from some of my cookery photos. So I though, “Why not, eh?” So I’m starting with my plums. I think the photo looks a bit Northern Renaissance, so lets see if I can recreate that.

Here are the first two stages, using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a stretched canvas. The colours are Mars Black, Magenta and Unbleached Titanium and they’re all opaque. I’ll try layering translucent paints on top later.

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.

Bit Of A Curate’s Egg

24 Jul

Here’s my latest from Ed Sumner’s Friday sessions at the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Normally Ed chooses an old master (or mistress) to copy but this week we did something different and painted from a photograph. I’ve got mixed feelings about it, it’s a bit of a curate’s egg, but I’m learning so …. I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto 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.

Cutting My Losses

20 Jul

Sometimes things just don’t work and you have to decide whether to carry on struggling or cut your losses and pack it in. That’s where I am with this copy of Claude Monet’s “Landscape on the Ile Saint Martin (1881) that I started with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook last week. I often reach a “wall” when I’m working on something but with this, I don’t particularly like the original and I’m not keen on plugging away in this punishing heatwave when I’ve no heart for it. I won’t paint over it just yet, I’ll turn it to the wall for a few weeks and see how I feel about it when the weather is cooler.

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 Vincent

13 Jul

Finally finished faking Friday’s masterpiece, Sunset at Wheat Field by Vincent van Gogh, painted in 1888. I started it with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Ed’s been running these sessions since lockdown started in March last year, to help people find a focus in these weird times. I’ve now completed over 60! I’m using Liquitex acrylic paint onto 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.

A Landscape Of Flesh

7 Jul

Here’s the latest “fake” that I’ve done with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. It’s a sunset by the Norvegian artist Edvard Munch. The original is weird, the landscape looks like it’s made from flesh, but it’s the sort of thing you’d expect from Munch. We used an interesting technique where the acrylic paints are mostly used thinly like watercolours. It reminds me a bit of the style of British artist William Blake. Here are the stages I went through, using Liquitex paints onto 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.

And The Cat Helped …..

5 Jul

Painting van Gogh’s bedroom in under a minute – and the cat helped too. Husb films me when I’m faking on Fridays with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook and then edits several hours of painting into around a minute. It took about 6 hours really.

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.

Finally Finished Vincent’s Bedroom

29 Jun

I finally finished faffing with van Gogh’s painting of his bedroom in Arles. I started it a few weeks ago on one of painter Ed Sumner’s Zoom tutorials. It’s a lot more complex than it looks. Vincent’s brushwork is multi-layered and his composition, although it looks simple, has some difficult distorted perspective. Of course I can still see loads that could be improved upon, but I need to stop and carry on with something else. I painted in Liquitex heavy body acrylics onto a stretched and primed canvas. Here are some of the stages of the apinting.

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.

Nearly Finished The Sky

19 Jun

I did a bit more work on the sky painting I started yesterday at Ed Sumner’s online “Cheese and Wine Painting Club“. I think I’ll have to do a bit more faffing; a couple of the smaller clouds are too dark and there’s more to be done on the reflections of the clouds in the water, as well as a tiny bit of faffage on the trees. But nearly there. Faffage. Is that a word? Well, it is now.

I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a primed 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.

Halfway Through The Sky

18 Jun

I’m about half way through this cloud painting that I started in the Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook earlier today. Ed Sumner usually chooses a painting by an established historical artist but this week chose to work from a photograph to give us some intense training in painting clouds. I really like to get some technical practice in. Still a lot more to do though.

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 Vincent

15 Jun

I’m still faffing with this copy of Vincent van Gogh’s “Bedroom In Arles”, it’s a lot more complex than it looks at first, as are all his paintings. Although the composition is relatively simple, the complexity is in the layers and layers of paint piled thickly onto the surface of the canvas. I love it but it takes ages to do. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints onto stretched canvas and I began this in one of Ed Sumner’s Zoom painting tutorials.

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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