Finally Finished Faking Magritte’s “Son Of Man”

Finally finished faking the “Son Of Man” by The Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte that I started last Friday with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. It’s surprising how complex it is. The composition is simple but the paintwork is very subtle and detailed. I could do a bit more work on it,Continue reading “Finally Finished Faking Magritte’s “Son Of Man””

Just Slogging Now …

I carried on working on the little fake Magritte, Son Of Man, that I started last week. It’s not exciting work, just slogging now. Most of  it has been done and I’m building up the layers and starting to make corrections. This afternoon, after a hefty stint down the allotment (I’m aching) I added aContinue reading “Just Slogging Now …”

Doing The Detail

I carried on faking “Son Of Man” by René Magritte today, focusing on the finer details, like the brickwork on the wall, rendering the cloth on the coat and sketching in the shirt, tie and hands. I can see what needs some attention – the left lapel, the hat brim and the apple which isContinue reading “Doing The Detail”

Faking A Man With An Apple For A Face

Today’s painting session with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook is a famous painting by the Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte, “The Son Of Man”. It isn’t finished, I reckon a couple of hours over the weekend should do it. I set myself a lockdown challenge to improve my painting skills andContinue reading “Faking A Man With An Apple For A Face”

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

“Ce n’est pas un Mari. Ceci est un impression lino d’un Mari.” Just channelling a bit of Magritte there. Mari Lwyd traditionally welcomes in the New Year in Wales …. well, who else would wander around with a dead horse’s head on a stick at this time of year? And “Blwyddyn Newydd Dda” is WelshContinue reading “Blwyddyn Newydd Dda”