Tag Archives: Vermeer

Done Tweaking

3 Jan

pearl 7a

That’s it. I’ve done tweaking my fake version of “Girl With A Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer. I could go on and on, tweaking and refining, but I think I’ve learnt as much as I can from this one, so onto the next. I was having trouble with the shading on the face but was given some good advice from a fellow art blogger, Alli Farkas, about using acrylic paint retarder and it worked. This is fake number 30, done weekly throughout lockdown with Ed Sumner’s Cheese And Wine Painting Club on Facebook on Fridays. It’s suitable for everyone and good fun – come and have a look 😀

 

 

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.

Still Tweaking The Five o Clock Shadow

28 Dec

pearl 6

I’ve been tweaking my fake painting of Vermeer’s “Girl With A Pearl Earring” and I’m so very nearly there. I’ve slimmed down her cheeks and lifted the too-droopy left eyelid and firmed up her chin and jawline. But now there’s too much grey and black, the poor thing looks like she has five-o-clock shadow, so I’m going to have to find a way of applying flesh tones while keeping the shading – this is new to me as I’m not an experienced painter, this is a learning experience. I also need to do a bit more on her left eye, she’s looking slightly boss eyed at the moment, and finer brushwork on her clothes. I’m using Liquitex Heavy Body acrylics onto canvas and here are the previous stages.

I started this in an online tutorial with the painter Ed Sumner, who also runs the Cheese and Wine Painting Club on Fridays on Facebook. He’s got a great series of painting events coming up – here.

 

 

 

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.

 

Almost There ….. Not Quite …..

24 Dec

pearl 5

Yesterday evening I joined in with a Zoom tutorial run by the painter Ed Sumner. I’ve been following Ed’s Cheese and Wine Painting Club throughout lockdown, copying a work by a famous artist every Friday lunchtime, but this was a more intense teaching session about Vermeer’s “Girl In A Pearl Earring”. We did a lot in 2 hours but there’s still some more to do. The likeness is almost there, but not quite. Her cheeks are too fat, her jawline needs firming up, the shadows on her skin need to be more subtle and there’s a tiny bit of tweaking to do around her eyes. I’m enjoying this painting stuff on the quiet 😀

 

 

 

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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