Tag Archives: Ed Sumner

Just Slogging Now …

1 Dec

Magritte 8

I carried on working on the little fake Magritte, Son Of Man, that I started last week. It’s not exciting work, just slogging now. Most of  it has been done and I’m building up the layers and starting to make corrections. This afternoon, after a hefty stint down the allotment (I’m aching) I added a lot of small, fine detail to the brickwork, I think that’s probably finished now. Then I made the hands wider and extended them down by quite a lot – you can see how much by the hand on the right. I also made the face longer, the apple smaller, repositioned the shirt collar and tie, and made the leaves larger with white paint, ready for green next time. I think one more session should finish it. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints.

 

I’ve been joining in with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook on Friday lunchtimes, where painter Ed Sumner leads us in doing a painting by a great artist. This Friday lunchtime it’s a van Gogh Sunset.  The sessions are free or a donation if you can afford to. He’s been doing these since the lockdown started back in March.

 

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.

Doing The Detail

29 Nov

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I carried on faking “Son Of Man” by René Magritte today, focusing on the finer details, like the brickwork on the wall, rendering the cloth on the coat and sketching in the shirt, tie and hands. I can see what needs some attention – the left lapel, the hat brim and the apple which is too large, the hands are too small. I’m learning a lot about applying paint from doing this one, working wet on wet and blending colours directly on the canvas. I hope to get it finished tomorrow.

I paint a fake every Friday lunchtime with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook – it’s my lockdown challenge. I think this is number 25. Painter Ed Sumner, who runs the club, has done 35 since lockdown started in March. The cost is a donation or free for those who can’t afford it. The next one, on December 4th, is van Gogh’s sunset.

Faking A Man With An Apple For A Face

27 Nov

Magritte 6

Today’s painting session with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook is a famous painting by the Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte, “The Son Of Man”. It isn’t finished, I reckon a couple of hours over the weekend should do it.

I set myself a lockdown challenge to improve my painting skills and found this paint club. This is my 26th painting (I think). It’s working, I’m getting better at it. The next Cheese and Wine Painting Club is an extra one tomorrow (Saturday 28th November) painting a Winter landscape.  And next Friday lunchtime it’s a van Gogh Sunset. If you fancy joining in, it’s suitable for anyone over the age of 5, it’s family friendly and it costs a donation or free for those who can’t afford to.

 

 

 

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.

 

Building The Woman In Gold

25 Nov

Klimt 6a

I carried on doing some work on my copy of Gustav Klimt’s “Woman In Gold” today, building up the layers of sumptuous decoration on her dress and the background. I started this a few weeks ago when I enrolled on a Zoom painting tutorial taught by the painter Ed Sumner. Ed has been running free painting classes every Friday lunchtime since lockdown began – I think he’s done 35 so far. But mid week, he organises paid tutorials with very small groups. Check him out here.

Klimt 7

The Woman In Gold – portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer, is one of my favourite paintings and Klint one of my favourite artists. It’s so elaborate, it’s taking me ages and apparently it took Klimt about 4 years to complete the original. I’m concentrating on the decorative parts first, I’ll leave the portrait until the end.

Klimt 6b

The painting was stolen by the Nazis during World War 2 and Adele’s niece, Maria Altmann, tried to get the painting back for her family. The story was made into a film in 2015 starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds, it’s one of my favourite films – here’s the trailer

 

 

 

 

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 Fabulous Faking Friday

22 Nov

Rosie Scribblah daisies

This weeks Friday fake with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook is The Daisies by Matisse. It’s a lovely composition, strong and simple with fabulous colours. I read that Matisse hoarded tons of stuff so that he had loads to choose from to arrange in his still life and portrait paintings yet his style is uncluttered. Here are the steps below.

 

 

 

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.

 

Finally Finished Faking Funny Face

21 Nov

Final

Because Husb and I went away last weekend I fell behind with my faking painting. So today I caught up and finished this copy of Henri Rousseau’s funny-faced painting “The Mandrill” that I started over a week ago. I’m joining in with painter Ed Sumner’s Friday Facebook painting class, The Cheese And Wine Painting Club, and I’m learning loads. It’s good fun too which I wasn’t expecting because painting has always stresseed me out in the past.

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 Friday With A Mandrill

13 Nov

Mandrill 6a

The subject of today’s Cheese And Wine Painting Club on Facebook was “The Mandrill” by the French post-Impressionist painter Henri Rousseau. I really like his work, it is naive yet strong with a good dash of humour. I reckon there’s about another couple of hours work to do on this before it’s finished. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints.

Our tutor, the painter Ed Sumner really makes the sessions come alive and I’m learning a lot about painting, and I’m especially enjoying using paint for the initial sketching on the canvas. As well  as the Friday sessions which are free or a donation if you can afford to, Ed also runs prepaid online tutorial groups for up to 10 participants. The next Friday faking session features a Matisse. Check it out 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.

 

In The Zone

10 Nov

Klimt 5

I’ll be working on this fake Klimt for ages. It’s so detailed. The composition is more or less ok and I’ll leave the finer points of the portrait until the end, so now I’m doing loads and loads of patterns. It’s nice though, I just relax and get in the zone. I’m learning so much as well about how to handle paint and brushes. It’s such good practice to study a painting in depth, analysing how the artist did it. This is one of the paintings I’ve done with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook on Fridays. Next Friday is a Rousseau.

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 Faking Another Vincent

9 Nov

wheat 7

And here’s another fake, hot off the easel! It’s a copy of the van Gogh “Wheatfield” that I started in last Friday’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. I’m losing count now but I think it’s about 24 that I’ve done since April. The session’s tutor, painter Ed Sumner, has been running these weekly since the first lockdown started, offering tuition for a donation or free for those who can’t afford it.

 

 

The subject of next Friday’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club is Rousseau’s “The Mandrill” – please click here to take a look.

 

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.

Painting Gold And Copper

8 Nov

Klimt 4

I did some more work on my copy of Gustav Klimt’s “Woman In Gold” today. I started it mid week on a Zoom painting tutorial with painter Ed Sumner who runs the Friday lunchtime Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. My #lockdown2020 challenge is to improve my painting skills and I’m learning loads. I think this is the 23rd painting I’ve copied since April, using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints and Daler Rowney brushes for acrylics. I’m trying out the metallic ones in gold and copper.

Klimt 4a

It’s so interesting to study another artist’s techniques. Klimt’s composition is quite simple, the portrait sublime and everything else is playing with patterns. It’s a good exercise in using paint and brushes in different ways too. Sometimes I’m using them like watercolours, thin and fine, then I’m stippling with the flat end of a brush and fairly thick paint – like Bob Ross does his happy little trees. Then I’m using a ‘dry brush’ technique, dragging small amounts of paint across the canvas surface, depositing a tiny amount, almost imperceptible. It’s all good practice.

If you want to join in with the painting club, check it out here, the next one is a Rousseau. The Friday lunchtime sessions are free if you don’t have much to spare, or a donation if you can afford to. People join in from all over the world, all ages, and it’s good fun as well as learning a lot.

 

 

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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