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Timelapse Sunflowers

27 Mar

Here’s a short timelapse film of the van Gogh painting of Sunflowers I recently copied. It’s got a really noisy soundtrack so watch out! I wish I could paint it this fast in real life – he was a very complex painter and the works take a long time to do.

 

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.

Finished Faking Sunflowers

24 Mar

I finally finished faking van Gogh’s sunflowers. I’ve been faffing around with it off and on for a few weeks now. The strange sunflowers at the bottom of the vase took a lot of work and I was stumped about how to do them at first, but then I worked out how to dapple paint on with a palette knife and it started coming together. Here are the stages I went through. Tomorrow – the timelapse video 😀 I did this from one of Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club videos. He runs a painting session every Friday lunchtime on Facebook.

Dapping The Sunflowers

16 Mar

I’ve been carrying on copying this vase of sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh today. It’s not easy. I keep checking back with the original and it’s clear that Vincent used many layers of thick paint applied in streaks and dashes with a brush. The lower sunflowers look like he was dapping the paint on with a palette knife as well, to raise the surface of the paint. It’s nearly there, just a bit more work to do.

I’m working from one of Ed Sumner’s videos from the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook.

 

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.

Sunflowers Or Sea Urchins?

6 Mar

I carried on with this copy of one of van Gogh’s famous sunflower paintings. He did about eight of them and this one has a lush blue background. There are two different types of sunflower in the vase and when you get up close to the painting, the lower ones look a bit like sea urchins. They’re definitely the hardest to paint. At the moment mine look like exceptionally hairy sea urchins, while Vincent’s are a lot more spiny, so that’s my challenge, learn how to make paint look spiny. That’s all 😀

 

 

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.

 

Guess Who I’m Faking?

3 Mar

I’m doing some extra faking this week. When Ed Sumner started the Cheese and Wine Painting Club at the beginning of Lockdown 1.0, almost a year ago now, I didn’t join until the 6th session so I thought I’d go back and look at some of the ones he did right at the start. Including this icon – van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Well, one of them, I believe he painted about 8, all a bit different. Perhaps a couple more hours work on this one – his painting is really quite complex, lots of layers of tiny fragments of paint.

 

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.

I Hated Doing This One!

16 Aug

field 5

I finally finished the painting I started with Facebook’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over a week ago. It’s a weekly session where people join in online to paint a fake. This is the first time I really found it a chore and to be honest I hated doing it, which is why it’s taken me so long. I kept putting it off. I decided after a few weeks in lockdown to improve my painting skills and so far this has been a good way of doing it. I shouldn’t moan, I suppose if it’s hard then I’m probably learning more than if I sail through it. All those sunflowers and lavender were so incredibly fiddly. Good discipline though.

 

Sunflowers Of The Damned

7 Aug

1a Rhosili

People sometimes ask me if I could do them a ‘nice landscape’. My answer to that is that I don’t do a nice anything. Husb and I went down to Rhossili Bay this evening to see the field of sunflowers and I drew them with charcoal into my Khadi sketchbook. The flowers are beautiful, bright and colourful but I chanelled my inner German Expressionist and ended up with the sunflowers of the damned.

1 Rhosili

There was strange weather as well. It was really sunny when we left the city but by the time we reached the beach the cloud had dropped out of the sky and covered the headland and Worm’s Head and created a very odd effect in the sky. It was our first proper trip since lockdown began. We’ve been going walking most days and working our allotment but we haven’t been ‘out out’, although it’s less than 20 miles.

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