PODCAST: 10 PAINTINGS AND A CUPPA TEA

PODCAST SEPTEMBER 2021 Hiya, Rosie Scribblah here. http://www.scribblah.co.uk Welcome to my latest podcast. It’s called 10 Paintings – I don’t do long podcasts. Just enough time for a cuppa tea and a biscuit. Or a Welsh cake. This is about 10 paintings I have copied through lockdown. I’ve been following the Cheese and Wine PaintingContinue reading “PODCAST: 10 PAINTINGS AND A CUPPA TEA”

Turner Was A Cheapskate (And He Loved Cats)

The artist JMW Turner was a cheapskate. It’s true. He often used cheap paints and sometimes they were so cheap that buyers returned the work months later because they had faded so much! He loved the juicy red called cochineal, made from South American beetles. But despite knowing that the colour just wouldn’t last, heContinue reading “Turner Was A Cheapskate (And He Loved Cats)”

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”

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”

Long Haul Faff

I carried on faking “Storms at Sea” by Joseph Mallord William Turner today. It’s a long haul, it’s built up of many textures and layers of paint and it’s quite hard to see these in the print-out I have. I discovered a new way (new to me anyway) to apply the paint today, using thickContinue reading “Long Haul Faff”

Turner’s Tough!

Friday today and my weekly faking session with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club. This week it’s “Storms at Sea” by Joseph Mallord William Turner. Duw it’s hard! A lot of Turner’s work is abstract and this is particularly so and I don’t really get abstract. I’m finding this one tough going. But I’mContinue reading “Turner’s Tough!”

Fake, Flush And Fanning!

Today, Husb and I had a jaunt up to Cardiff, or The ‘Diff as it’s known around here, to the National Museum to take part in Sky Arts new television series “Fake! The Great Masterpiece Challenge.” I sent off an email to apply back at the beginning of the month and thought no more aboutContinue reading “Fake, Flush And Fanning!”