Tag Archives: Monet

Cutting My Losses

20 Jul

Sometimes things just don’t work and you have to decide whether to carry on struggling or cut your losses and pack it in. That’s where I am with this copy of Claude Monet’s “Landscape on the Ile Saint Martin (1881) that I started with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook last week. I often reach a “wall” when I’m working on something but with this, I don’t particularly like the original and I’m not keen on plugging away in this punishing heatwave when I’ve no heart for it. I won’t paint over it just yet, I’ll turn it to the wall for a few weeks and see how I feel about it when the weather is cooler.

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.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

No More Faffing On Monet’s Cliffs

26 Apr

Another fake finished …. I’m on a roll here. This is a copy of Claude Monet’s “Cliff at Grainval” that I started with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook about a week and a half ago. I didn’t much like it, there are plenty of other works by Monet that I prefer but I’m doing these weekly painting to learn new skills and I think it’s good discipline to push through the dislike and get it finished. Here are some of the stages I went through, using Liquitex acrylic paint onto canvas. Ed has been running the paint club for over a year now, since the start of the first pandemic lockdown and I’ve done about 50 fakes so far.

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Copying, Creativity, Cheese And Wine

18 Apr

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’s grown so much with hundreds of people joining in every week to copy a painting by a famous artist. I recently read an article in Artsy about how copying art actually increases creativity, which is good news. Here’s a link if you want to read it.

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.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Friday Fakery

16 Apr

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 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.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

Finished Faffing And Faking

28 Feb

I finished Friday’s fake with minimum faffing this week. I paint along with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club each week and I usually spend a few hours over the weekend finishing the paintings. But this week I only did about half an hour extra. This composition, Monet’s “San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk”, is quite a simple composition so there was plenty of time to concentrate on applying the paint. Monet used many layers of colours, overlaid in dashes, but I find that once I get stuck in, the paint goes on fairly quickly. Here are the stages of 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.

 

A Bit Of Faff

26 Feb

It’s Friday so it’s faking day with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Today we painted Monet’s “San Giorgio Maggiore At Dusk“. The original was donated to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff by Gwendoline Davies. I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a prepared canvas. I’ve done a lot in the one and a quarter hours but it needs a bit more faffing around before it’s finished. That’s what I’ll be doing this weekend.

 

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.

Flicking And Faking

25 Jan

Waterlilies 6

Today I finished faking one of Monet’s waterlily paintings that I started last Friday with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. What I really liked about this one was learning to apply paint in different ways, not just using a brush. I used my fingers to smear, nails to scratch, a rag dipped in water to dissolve, and flicked water from my fingertips to get stipples and runs. I used Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto a recycled canvas.

 

 

 

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 Friday, Murky Monet

22 Jan

Waterlilies 5

What number is this fake? I think it’s 34. That’s a lot of painting, paint and canvasses since I started back last Spring with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook. Every Friday lunchtime is a different painting by a famous artist to fake in an hour and a half. I’ve never finished and always have an hour or two more work to do. But that’s fine, I’m learning so much about painting. This week is one of the water lily pieces by the Impressionist artist Claude Monet, I think it’s the sixth of his so far. I’ll do some more work on it over the weekend, it’s a bit murky, I want to lighten it.

 

 

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 And Baking … Again

19 Dec

Tulips 6

I finished this fake Monet today – Tulip Fields. I started it the Friday before last in Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club and it’s taken me a while, but that’s the trouble with the Impressionists – all those little dots and dashes take ages.

And Husb did some baking today – our first mince pies of the season. Lovely. They will be shown no mercy 😀

Mince pies 2020

 

 

 

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.

 

Another Faking Friday ….

11 Dec

Tulips 5

How many’s this? Twenty six? Twenty seven? I joined the Cheese and Wine Painting Club back in April when the first 3-week lockdown was extended, thinking I’d spend a few Fridays improving my painting skills. Now it’s nearly Xmas and painter Ed Sumner is still running it, because we’re still in lockdown. It costs a donation or it’s free for those that can’t afford to. This week it’s Tulip Fields by the Impressionist artist, Claude Monet. Still have a couple of hours work on this though. That’s tomorrow taken care of.

 

 

 

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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