Tag Archives: painting

The Paint Station.

26 Apr
My wall mounted painting station.

I haven’t done any painting for a few months, been too busy with other things, so I tidied up my painting station today, to motivate me to finish about half a dozen paintings that are nearly there …. but not quite. I bought the wall-mounted cupboard / table online a while back, not expensive, and it really works for me, with plenty of storage room and a generous work surface. I bought the old leather case in a junk shop for a fiver and it stores all my tubes of Liquitex acrylic paints.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Prepping

17 Apr
The first of many preparatory sketches.

After doing so much painting during the pandemic lockdown, with the irrepressible Ed Sumner of the Cheese and Wine Painting Club, I decided I’d do more painting this year, but self- generated ones, portraits of friends and family. So I’m making a start with Husb.

My first step is to do preparatory sketches, to get a composition that I like and to practice different bits. These are the first of many. I used a ballpoint pen into an A6 sketchbook, using the continuous line drawing technique. I’ve got a long way to go but each little sketch refines my final vision.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Random Scrapings

9 Apr
Is It A Seascape?

Here’s the last of the Bockingford scraps I’ve been colouring for collage work, using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints. I really like the work of the British artist Howard Hodgkin, whose art is abstract, yet I feel really uncomfortable doing anything abstract myself. Looking at this little piece, I see the ocean and a horizon, almost compulsively, although the paint was scraped on randomly. I’m really trying to break out of my comfort zone.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Graphic Brushstrokes

8 Apr
Dynamic Splodges With Liquitex.

Oooh I really like this little scrap. The brushwork is so much fun. I’ve been using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics for some years now, although I don’t in fact do a lot of painting. The colours are intense and the thick texture of the paint makes the brushstrokes quite graphic in their own right, dynamic splodges. They’re not paying me, honest LOL 😀 I just really like the stuff.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Good Paint, Good Textures

7 Apr
The Texture Of The Squiggles.

Here’s another of the little scraps of Bockingford paper (from St. Cuthbert’s Mill) I’ve been colouring with Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints, probably to use for collage at some point. But to be honest, the more I look at some of these little scraps, the more I appreciate them as they are. The paint is such good quality and apart from the intense colours, it holds textures beautifully.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Presenting The Picture

6 Apr
This way up looked best.

I’m painting scraps of paper to use for collage so each piece might end up being ripped apart when it’s finally used, but while I was photographing them and getting them ready to blog, I realised that they just couldn’t be plonked down at random. Each one has a “best side” and I rotated them all in Photoshop to see which way to present them on my blog post.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Weird Abstraction

5 Apr
Making up some collage papers.

I’m making papers for collage work with scraps of Liquitex acrylic paint and Bockingford paper left over from print projects. It’s not easy for me to just randomly scrape paint on like this, I normally work very figuratively and it’s weird to do something abstract.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Squiggles For Collage

4 Apr

I’ve been a bit lethargic because of the Covids and my brain is fuzzy so I’ve just been having a bit of a play with paints and paper, daubing squiggles of Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint onto some really lovely scraps of Bockingford paper that I’m hoping to use at some time for collage. Taking it easy and seeing what might come of it.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

Got The Covids So Here’s A Video

21 Mar

Feeling tired and miserable as I’ve finally been hit with Covid19. The symptoms haven’t been too bad except that I’m exhausted and my brain doesn’t work, so I thought I’d trawl through my YouTube channel (Yes I have one) and post some of my arty videos until I can get doing some proper artwork again.

The cat “helping” me to paint!

I’m stuck in bed feeling sorry for myself so here’s a time-lapse film of me painting van Gogh’s bedroom, which is a lot more cheerful than mine. The cat joined in – blink and you’ll miss her!

My “fake” of van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks.

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

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

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda : Happy New Year

31 Dec

Here’s Sparta Puss being very seasonal with a little fake Monet I did a while back – it’s called “The Magpie”. Sparta Puss hates magpies. They come and nest in the tree next door every year, I think it might be the same pair, I don’t know how long they live. They pick stones out of the guttering and throw them at her when she’s in the garden. And if she’s sitting on the bedroom window sill, they prance around on the roof outside screaming at her and taunting her. She really hates them. She doesn’t look at all impressed that I did a painting of one.

Anyway, Blwyddyn Newydd Dda, Happy New Year from Sparta Puss, Husb and me xxx

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage 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.

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

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