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Blobby Purpley Swirls

9 Sep

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 brush and dark purpley blue acrylic paint and then add the lighter bits and details when it had dried. It was fun, to be honest, doing a canvas full of these purpley swirls.

This is the full painting and it’s part of my fundraiser for LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity that I’m running through September. It’s a wonderful charity that’s given so much support to a young relative over the past few years. Please click on the link below and take a look – there are more of my copies and something about LATCH and the work they do xxx

LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser

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If you would like to see the paintings and maybe buy one, please click on the boats picture to visit the page. Thanks xxx



Sticking Up In Little Spikes….

8 Sep

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 helped our family through the darkest of times. It’s a small charity entirely dependent on fundraising and goodwill. Please take a look at the fundraising page (link at bottom) and find out a bit more about LATCH xxxx

It is said that van Gogh’s many paintings of sunflowers were originally much brighter, but he often could only afford cheaper paints and the yellows in particular are supposed to have changed over the years, becoming darker and more browny. I’ve painted this in Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints, top quality artist pigments that will remain true for a lifetime if looked after properly. Copying a painting teaches you so much about the technique of the original artist. I’ve learnt that van Gogh built up the paintings in many, many layers, more than I had imagined. Those weird sunflowers at the bottom of the vase in particular, are painted so thickly that the paint is sticking up in little spikes. Wouldn’t it be great to travel back in a time machine and see them as they were created?

LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser

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If you would like to see the paintings and maybe buy one, please click on the boats picture to visit the page. Thanks xxx



Just A Reminder

7 Sep

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’ve used Liquitex acrylic paints onto a primed, stretched canvas.

LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser

I’ve been painting ‘fakes’ with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook since lockdown started in Spring 2020. I’m selling some of them to raise funds for this lovely charity which has given so much support to my young relative over the past few years.

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If you would like to see the paintings and maybe buy one, please click on the boats picture to visit the page. Thanks xxx



Another One Gone!

6 Sep

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 last year with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. I am selling a selection of them to raise money for LATCH, which has given so much support to a young relative and our family for the past three years.

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If you would like to see the paintings and maybe buy one, please click on the boats picture to visit the page. Thanks xxx



The Selfie Stance

3 Sep

Here are the first three short poses from last night’s life drawing sesh at Swansea Print Workshop, the two on the left are 5 minutes each and the one on the right, 10 minutes. I used conte crayons in black and sanguine onto a middleweight paper. I especially like the pose on the far left – our model did a contemporary ‘selfie’ stance, really funny.

LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser

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I’ve been painting ‘fakes’ with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook since lockdown started in Spring 2020. I’m selling some of them to raise funds for this lovely charity which has given so much support to my young relative over the past few years.

If you would like to see the paintings and maybe buy one, please click on the boats picture to visit the page. Thanks xxx



LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser

1 Sep

Hiya. Since the COVID19 lockdown began over a year ago, I have been painting every week with Ed Sumner’s live tutorials on the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Ed teaches painting skills by copying work by great artists. I write on my artblog every day and as I’ve been putting these paintings up onto my blog I have been asked many times if I would be willing to sell them. The idea is attractive but I don’t want to make money from copies. But as the lockdown has run on and on, I now have almost 50 copies of masterpieces and I’ve decided to sell some of them to raise money for a charity chosen by my young nephew here.

Click on the image to see the paintings.

LATCH

LATCH supports the children and their families being treated by the Oncology Unit at the Children’s Hospital of Wales, whose catchment area stretches from Chepstow to Aberystwyth. Around 70 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed every year. LATCH has been supporting members of my own family and I wanted to raise some funds for this lovely charity.

LATCH was formed in 1982 by a group of families and friends who recognised that the children diagnosed with cancer or leukaemia and their families not only needed medical support, but also social and welfare support to ease the huge financial and emotional burden placed on families with a child in treatment.

They do fantastic work but are not funded by the NHS; in fact they often donate equipment to the children’s cancer unit. All their funding comes from things like this so it would be great if you could buy a painting and help them out. You get a beautiful copy of a painting by one of the great masters to hang on your wall and at the same time you donate to the valuable work of an invaluable service. Please click here to see the work they do.

The paintings

Please browse the 10 paintings I’ve selected for this fundraiser by clicking on the image above. The full cost of the paintings will go directly to LATCH and if you’re interested in buying one, please follow the instructions from LATCH below. I’ll be running this fundraiser throughout September. Please share this as far as you can to help this charity. Thank you xxx


LATCH, The Children’s Cancer Charity, Painting Fundraiser

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If you would like to see the paintings and maybe buy one, please click on the boats picture to visit the page.



Simple Heads No. 1

31 Aug

I get so precious about my art work sometimes to the point where I can hardly do anything so I’m trying to do a simple head a day for a while, see how I get on. Normally I work directly from life but I’m going to work from imagination on these, which is way out of my comfort zone, but that’s ok. I started this by drawing directly onto Khadi paper with a black soft pastel (Daler Rowney artists series) then I sprayed it with fixative so it wouldn’t get too messy. After that dried I had a bit of a play with gouache paint in cerulean blue, magenta, lemon yellow and white, trying to keep things as free as possible.

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.

Monet In A Minute!

30 Aug

Husb has been making time-lapse films of the paintings I have been doing with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook on Fridays. It’s the whole painting in a minute!!! I wish!!!! This is one by Claude Monet, the “Cliff At Grainval”. To be honest, it isn’t one of my favourites, but there we go. I learnt a lot by doing it. Ed started the painting club to help people through the Covid19 pandemic and it’s still going! He’s done about 70 sessions so far.

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.

Background Painting

17 Aug

I carried on working on the background in my family zoom quiz painting, putting in the bit of the living room I could see over the upper edge of my laptop. I like it better than my original idea of having the individual ‘boxes’ just hanging in blackness.

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.

A Painting Now In A Minute

13 Aug

I painted a seascape a few weeks ago – here’s a timelapse video of me doing it – all in just a minute – I wish!

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.

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