A Head Start And Recycling Waste

I was never much of a fan of the 18th / 19th century British landscape painter John Constable. I grew up in a time when his work was popular on biscuit tins and chocolate boxes and I guess that familiarity breeds contempt. So copying this cloud study with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting ClubContinue reading “A Head Start And Recycling Waste”

The Other Wild Beast

This painting is a copy of “Charing Cross Bridge” by the French artist Andre Derain, who was most famous for being one of Les Fauves – Wild Beasts – a group of painters who developed this style in the first decade of the 20th century. As well as Derain, the group included most famously HenriContinue reading “The Other Wild Beast”

The Brothers In Montmartre

This is a painting copy I have done of one of van Gogh’s scenes of Montmartre. 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. But back whenContinue reading “The Brothers In Montmartre”

The Green Lady And The King Of Kitsch

This is my painting copy of the famous work “Green Lady (Chinese Girl)” by the 20th century Russian-born painter Vladimir Tretchikoff. It’s an image I grew up with as so many people had a print of this on their living room walls during the 1960s and 1970s – it was one of the best sellingContinue reading “The Green Lady And The King Of Kitsch”

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)”

Sinuous Not Clunky

Back to faking with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook and this week it’s an early painting by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, “Evening; Red Tree”. I’d only known Mondrian’s later works before, which are very controlled and geometric so it was a surprise to see this one from around 1908Continue reading “Sinuous Not Clunky”

Blobby Purpley Swirls

Vincent van Gogh painted lots of flowers, tons of them. Here’s a close up of one of the irises I copied recently during The Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Ed Sumner, who runs the club, taught us to paint these by doing a sort of swirl in one stroke with a big brushContinue reading “Blobby Purpley Swirls”

Sticking Up In Little Spikes….

Here’s a little bit of a van Gogh sunflower from the copy I painted in one of Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Clubs on Facebook. I’m selling the painting to raise funds for LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity which has given fantastic support to a young relative over the past few years and helpedContinue reading “Sticking Up In Little Spikes….”

Just A Reminder

Just a reminder that this is one of my “fake” masterpieces that I’ve put up for sale to support LATCH The Children’s Cancer Charity that has given so much support to a young relative over the past few years. This is a copy of one of John Constable’s study of clouds, he did lots. I’veContinue reading “Just A Reminder”

Another One Gone!

See this van Gogh painted in a minute!!!! 😀 Thrilled to bits that this copy I painted of van Gogh’s “Sunset at Wheatfield Near Arles” has been sold for my fundraiser for LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity. It’s one of nearly 60 paintings I have done since the start of the pandemic lockdown early lastContinue reading “Another One Gone!”