The Finished Bottom…

Almost finished copying Dali’s painting “Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross“. Today I did the final details on the bottom half of the picture, the sea and sky, the distant mountains and the foreground figures. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics onto a stretched canvas with Winsor & Newton brushes for acrylics. It’s muchContinue reading “The Finished Bottom…”

Upside Down Again.

STILL painting my copy of Dali’s “Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross”. It’s the really complicated detailed bits now, so I learnt from my last one, Manet’s “A Bar At The Folies Bergere” that it’s easier at this stage of copying to turn it all upside down. That way you see what’s there, notContinue reading “Upside Down Again.”

I carried on painting my copy of Salvador Dali’s “Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross“. I started it last October in Ed Sumner’s ‘Cheese and Wine Painting Club‘ on Facebook. I’ve seen the original in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum – it’s HUGE! I’m loving doing the figure because it’s right in my comfort zone, decadesContinue reading

Knocking Back The Orange.

Here’s another masterpiece I started copying last year, October, in one of painter Ed Sumner’s tutorials, Surrealist Salvador Dali’s “Christ Of Saint John Of The Cross”.  I started studying weekly with Ed at the beginning of lockdown in 2020. I didn’t think that the pandemic would last so long, but it’s meant that I’ve learnedContinue reading “Knocking Back The Orange.”

Finally Finished Faking Magritte’s “Son Of Man”

Finally finished faking the “Son Of Man” by The Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte that I started last Friday with the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. It’s surprising how complex it is. The composition is simple but the paintwork is very subtle and detailed. I could do a bit more work on it,Continue reading “Finally Finished Faking Magritte’s “Son Of Man””

Just Slogging Now …

I carried on working on the little fake Magritte, Son Of Man, that I started last week. It’s not exciting work, just slogging now. Most of  it has been done and I’m building up the layers and starting to make corrections. This afternoon, after a hefty stint down the allotment (I’m aching) I added aContinue reading “Just Slogging Now …”

Doing The Detail

I carried on faking “Son Of Man” by René Magritte today, focusing on the finer details, like the brickwork on the wall, rendering the cloth on the coat and sketching in the shirt, tie and hands. I can see what needs some attention – the left lapel, the hat brim and the apple which isContinue reading “Doing The Detail”

Faking A Man With An Apple For A Face

Today’s painting session with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook is a famous painting by the Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte, “The Son Of Man”. It isn’t finished, I reckon a couple of hours over the weekend should do it. I set myself a lockdown challenge to improve my painting skills andContinue reading “Faking A Man With An Apple For A Face”

Marbling With The Surrealists

  This is a bit of experimentation I did, marbling some paper with black oil paint floated onto a bowl of water. I dipped a sheet of paper onto the surface of the paint and lifted it off and dried it. Then I used my imagination to see and draw shapes with compressed charcoal –Continue reading “Marbling With The Surrealists”