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Pushing It

10 Apr

Oh, I hated doing this. But I pushed myself to finish because you don’t learn much by giving up. Margaret MacDonald’s original, The Mysterious Garden, was watercolour and ink over pencil on vellum and this copy is acrylic paint onto stretched canvas, so it wasn’t going to be easy to make an accurate fake. It’s not too bad though.

I started painting this last week during the regular Friday Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook, run by the painter Ed Sumner. It’s been going for just over a year now and it’s been such a great thing to do throughout lockdown.

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.

Woman In Gold In A Minute And Lots Of Fakes

8 Apr

For most of the past year, since the first lockdown began, I have been painting fakes on Fridays with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Here are the first 28 – I’ve got about another 20 since I did these.

And here’s a timelapse video of me painting Gustav Klimt’s Woman In Gold in a minute!!!! Yes, a minute. Klimt took 4 years! 😀

4 Apr

I started copying this work, The Mysterious Garden, by the British Art Nouveau artist Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh on Friday with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. I have a fair bit more work to do on it and I’m finding it tough going because it’s a style of painting I’m unfamiliar with, much of her work was done on gesso panels and I’m using acrylic paint on canvas. I don’t know how much of a difference that makes but I’m struggling to copy her effectively. Ah well, never give up …..

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.

Sticks Before My Eyes

2 Apr

I reached the point of no more faffing with van Gogh’s “Street Scene in Montmartre”. That’s it now. I’ve painted so many sticks I’m seeing them when I close my eyes. Vincent was living with his brother Theo in 1886 when he painted this, when the area was still very rural. It’s not like that anymore, although there’s a windmill, the Moulin Rouge, and a few vineyards. I started it a week ago with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. It’s every Friday lunchtime and Ed’s been running it for just over a year now, since Lockdown 1 began.

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.

Timelapse Tretchikoff

31 Mar

Here’s a short timelapse video of me copying Tretchikoff’s Green Lady – I wish I could do it this fast!!!

 

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 The Ultimate Kitsch

29 Mar

Here she is at last, portrait of Monica Pon-su-san, aka The Green Lady by Russian artist Vladimir Tretchikoff. I started this in a Zoom tutorial with Ed Sumner who runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. I really liked doing the details on the dress, it’s not something I would normally do. I remember the painting from my childhood, it was one of those that almost everyone seemed to have a copy of. It was immensely popular. I always thought it was the ultimate in kitsch and I still think it’s kitsch, but it’s good, well crafted kitsch and reflects the time it was made – mid 20th century. Here are some of the stages I went through with the painting.

 

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.

Timelapse Sunflowers

27 Mar

Here’s a short timelapse film of the van Gogh painting of Sunflowers I recently copied. It’s got a really noisy soundtrack so watch out! I wish I could paint it this fast in real life – he was a very complex painter and the works take a long time to do.

 

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.

Wasn’t Too Sure …..

26 Mar

I wasn’t sure about faking this one today at Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook, because it’s a painting I don’t particularly like. It’s Vincent van Gogh’s “Street Scene in Montmartre” and it sold at auction this week for over £11 million. He painted it in 1887, part of a series of works in this area of Paris which mark the transitional period between his early dark Dutch paintings and his later work from the South of France that he is most famous for. I almost didn’t do it but then I decided that I’m not going to learn much if I only paint things I like – sometimes you learn more when you tackle something challenging. And to be honest, it grew on me as the session went on. There’s still some way to go so I’ll be faffing on it through the weekend.

Tomorrow, it will have been a year since Ed Sumner began the Cheese and Wine Painting Club to give people something to do during lockdown. None of us expected that it would go on so long but now the Club draws in people from all over the world to paint every week. The Friday sessions are free, or a donation if you can afford, and tomorrow there’s an extra one, a painting party to celebrate the Club’s first birthday. Why not come and join us?

 

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 Sunflowers

24 Mar

I finally finished faking van Gogh’s sunflowers. I’ve been faffing around with it off and on for a few weeks now. The strange sunflowers at the bottom of the vase took a lot of work and I was stumped about how to do them at first, but then I worked out how to dapple paint on with a palette knife and it started coming together. Here are the stages I went through. Tomorrow – the timelapse video 😀 I did this from one of Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club videos. He runs a painting session every Friday lunchtime on Facebook.

Green Lady’s Yellow Frock

23 Mar

I’ve nearly finished the copy of Vladimir Tretchikoff’s “Green Lady” that I started a couple of weeks ago. I think her head is just about done now, so today I did a lot of work on the yoke of her dress. It’s an elaborate embroidered silky fabric and I’ve never painted anything like this before. I think I’m getting there, just a bit more work on the finer details and I’m done. I started this in a Zoom tutorial with Ed Sumner who runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. And after wards, I made a plum tarte tatin for teatime 😀

 

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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