Tag Archives: Van Gogh

Faking A Vincent

13 Jul

Finally finished faking Friday’s masterpiece, Sunset at Wheat Field by Vincent van Gogh, painted in 1888. I started it with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Facebook. Ed’s been running these sessions since lockdown started in March last year, to help people find a focus in these weird times. I’ve now completed over 60! I’m using Liquitex acrylic paint onto stretched 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.

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

And The Cat Helped …..

5 Jul

Painting van Gogh’s bedroom in under a minute – and the cat helped too. Husb films me when I’m faking on Fridays with Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club over on Facebook and then edits several hours of painting into around a minute. It took about 6 hours really.

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.

Finally Finished Vincent’s Bedroom

29 Jun

I finally finished faffing with van Gogh’s painting of his bedroom in Arles. I started it a few weeks ago on one of painter Ed Sumner’s Zoom tutorials. It’s a lot more complex than it looks. Vincent’s brushwork is multi-layered and his composition, although it looks simple, has some difficult distorted perspective. Of course I can still see loads that could be improved upon, but I need to stop and carry on with something else. I painted in Liquitex heavy body acrylics onto a stretched and primed canvas. Here are some of the stages of the apinting.

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.

Faffing With Vincent

15 Jun

I’m still faffing with this copy of Vincent van Gogh’s “Bedroom In Arles”, it’s a lot more complex than it looks at first, as are all his paintings. Although the composition is relatively simple, the complexity is in the layers and layers of paint piled thickly onto the surface of the canvas. I love it but it takes ages to do. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints onto stretched canvas and I began this in one of Ed Sumner’s Zoom painting tutorials.

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.

van Gogh On Speed

7 Jun

Here’s one of van Gogh’s boat paintings speeded up – all done and dusted in a minute! I wish!!!! He did a number of studies on the beach at Les Saintes Marie de la Mer in the south of France. It was supposed to be where Mary Magdalene’s boat landed when she arrived in France after the crucifixion of Jesus. I painted this at one of Ed Sumner’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club sessions on Facebook. They’re every Friday and anyone can join in.

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 With Vincent’s Vessels

30 Apr

I finally finished copying van Gogh’s “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes-Maries” that I started a couple of weeks ago in a Zoom tutorial with the painter Ed Sumner. This is the 47th fake I’ve painted since the first lockdown started just over a year ago. Not bad considering I’m a scribbler and printmaker, not a painter. I would never have thought I’d have taken to painting so well, I’m really loving it. I find drawing and printmaking very demanding, but this painting lark is so much fun – it’s relaxing me. Here are some of the stages of the painting below.

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.

Oooh Nearly There….

27 Apr

I’ve almost finished the copy I’ve been doing of van Gogh’s “Fishing Boats on the Beach at Saintes Marie de la Mer”. It’s almost there, just a bit more faffing to do and it should be done. The beach is supposed to be where Mary Magdalene, along with two other Biblical Marys, landed in France after fleeing after the death of Jesus. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints onto stretched, primed canvas. I started it a couple of weeks ago in a Zoom tutorial from Ed Sumner who runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club every Friday on Facebook. I need to put in some white foam at the edge of the sea, knock back some of the shadows under the boats, soften the horizon and sharpen up the masts at the front. Shouldn’t take long now.

Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year are currently looking for artists to take part in the new series of the programme.

This amazing opportunity is open to all artists over 16, resident in the UK. To enter send in a landscape artwork that you have created within the last five years, via their website.

If selected to take part in the competition you will then be given the opportunity to paint a specially chosen, stunning landscape within the UK. The prize on offer is a £10,000 commission for a major British institution plus £500 worth of art materials from Cass Art. The deadline for applying to the competition is 30th April 2021.

Faffing With The Fishing Boats

20 Apr

More work done on the van Gogh that I’m copying, “Fishing Boats on a Beach”. It’s almost there, just a bit more faffing to do and it should be finished. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paints onto stretched, primed canvas. I started it last week in a Zoom tutorial from Ed Sumner who runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club every Friday 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.

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

Faking van Gogh

19 Apr

And another bit of fakery! This time it’s van Gogh’s “Fishing Boats on the Beach (at Saint Marie)” from 1888. I’m about halfway through it. I love copying van Gogh, I’ve always loved his work, since I was a schoolkid, and it is joyous as well as instructive to do these paintings. I started it in a Zoom tutorial from Ed Sumner who runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club every Friday 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.

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

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.

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