Copying, Creativity, Cheese And Wine

I’m carrying on faking this Monet, “Cliffs At Grainval”, but it still needs more work. Not a lot, just a bit more faffing should do it. I started it on Friday with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. He’s been running it weekly since lockdown began over a year ago and it’sContinue reading “Copying, Creativity, Cheese And Wine”

Friday Fakery

It’s Friday again so I joined in with the weekly Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook at lunchtime. It’s run by painter Ed Sumner who has kept it going every week since lockdown started. Today’s fake is “Cliff At Grainval”, a painting from 1882 by Claude Monet. I’m about half way through. A ChanceContinue reading “Friday Fakery”

Pushing It

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’sContinue reading “Pushing It”

Woman In Gold In A Minute And Lots Of Fakes

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 InContinue reading “Woman In Gold In A Minute And Lots Of Fakes”

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 unfamiliarContinue reading

Sticks Before My Eyes

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 thatContinue reading “Sticks Before My Eyes”

Timelapse Tretchikoff

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 modernContinue reading “Timelapse Tretchikoff”

Faking The Ultimate Kitsch

Finished faking the Green Lady, portrait of Monica Pon-su-san by Vladimir Tretchikoff

Timelapse Sunflowers

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 ToContinue reading “Timelapse Sunflowers”

Wasn’t Too Sure …..

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 ofContinue reading “Wasn’t Too Sure …..”