Draw What You See …..

Here’s a longer pose from this week’s life drawing at Swansea Print Workshop, 30 minutes, using conte crayons in sanguine and black onto cartridge paper. There’s some pretty extreme foreshortening with this and her left foot was at an odd angle so the shape of it is really weird, but I kept checking and it’sContinue reading “Draw What You See …..”

Faffing With Salvador

I carried on painting my copy of Salvador Dali’s “Christ of Saint John on the Cross” that I started a couple of weeks ago in a Zoom tutorial with the painter Ed Sumner, who runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. I started studying with Ed at the beginning of lockdown last year.Continue reading “Faffing With Salvador”

Now For The Faffing!

I’ve been faking this painting by Salvador Dali, Christ of Saint John Of The Cross, doing a two part Zoom tutorial with the painter Ed Sumner who runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. The basics are done now, just a few hours of faffing to do – details and highlights. Quite aContinue reading “Now For The Faffing!”

Faffing With Vincent’s Bedroom

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

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 LiquitexContinue reading “Friday Faking A Matisse”

Faking Kandinsky

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 OfContinue reading “Faking Kandinsky”

Faffing With Kandinsky

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 itContinue reading “Faffing With Kandinsky”

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”