Tag Archives: irises

FINISHED!

16 Feb

I finished the flowery fake van Gogh today. When I first started copying van Gogh’s works I was surprised by how complex they are. There’s a sort of image that he slapped the paint onto canvas in thick slathers, which he does, but there are many more layers and subtleties than I’d originally thought.

He also uses a lot of linework in some of his paintings, which shouldn’t surprise me as his drawings are composed of masses of lines and marks. I’m a big fan of his drawings. These irises are quite stylised and I think they look like Art Nouveau, a movement that started around the time that Vincent died. When I started doing these fakes with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook, I thought we’d only be in lockdown for a few weeks, but it’s been nearly a year and I’ve done not far off 40 paintings so far.

 

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.

The One White Iris

15 Feb

And more work on the fake van Gogh painting of irises today. I did a lot more to the flowers, adding some paler blues to the petals and putting in the one white iris. Then I switched to burnt umber and van dyke red, mixed with white, to get a few shades of reddish brown and stippled away at the foreground. Tomorrow I’ll be doing some finer details on the irises – van Gogh used linework in a very modern, graphic way, and paint in some stems and that should be it!

I’ve been painting along with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook every Friday. It’s run by painter Ed Sumner and we copy a great painting each week. If you fancy dropping by for a look, next week we’re faking a work by the Fauve artist Andre Derain – more 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.

Further Flowery Fakery

14 Feb

Now that I’ve finished my Family Zoom painting, it’s back to finishing the fake flowers I started with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook a couple of Fridays ago. The original is a van Gogh and his work is really complex and multi-layered. Today I focused on the greenery and marigolds in the background, the spear-like leaves and a bit more dappled colour in the foreground. Plenty more to do, lots more colours to stipple on tomorrow. There’s more work to be done on the irises too.

If you fancy joining in with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club – or just want to drop in and see what happens, next week we’re faking a painting by the Fauve artist Andre Derain – more 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.

Faking Friday Flowers

5 Feb

It’s faking Friday again with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. I so enjoy these weekly sessions that Ed has been running since the first lockdown in March 2020. I’m learning loads about painting as well. This week it’s a van Gogh, one of his paintings of irises. It’s using a lot of paint (Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic) but that’s van Gogh for you. I’ll need to do a couple more hours over the weekend to get it finished.

 

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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