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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Loose Flower

I tried a copy of one of Carlo Marine's paintings and hated the way it was looking so just went with what I felt doing and attacked the canvas.

This is the result and I have to say I quite like it.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Jack Russell

I was asked to paint this little lady and so did a pastel and also a pencil sketch just to get the feeling for her.
She isn't finished yet but like how she  is turning out so far.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Caricature for a colleague

She hasn't seen this yet !
She loves her two pug dogs. The rest of the story I cannot tell you about.

I've tidied her hair up a bit too !

Monday, 18 June 2012

Two Nudes

I haven't posted for a while , been so busy with work. I did these about two weeks ago and they took about 15 mins each. I was going to say they are charcoal but i'd be lying they are a dark grey pastel on pastel paper and are approx 40cm x 27cm.
It's not something I have done a lot of but all the best books and artists say you must perfect the human form.

I don't have a model so many thanks to the website

On the first one you can still see my original line for the right side of the body (the front) but I changed it when I realized that I wouldn't get all her leg in.

On the second one , I kind of made the same mistake but I wasn't too bothered about that because I knew for the beginning that I wouldn't be getting all her arms in so missing a bit of knee didn't seem to matter too much.

Comments welcome and thanks for looking.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Shout out

Think this post is going to be a first as it wont contain any work from me. I just wnated to give a shout out to three artists in the North Yorks area who opened their studio's at the weekend and this weekend coming up 16th June.

Carol Holleran, Martin Pearson and Eoghan Bridge.

Carol's work is decorative and optimistic. It is inspired by the patterns, shapes and colours of flowers and natural objects. The formal, historical and symbolic attributes of plants fascinate her and she is continually making observational drawings of them to inform her work. The drawings are developed, using a variety of media and techniques, into paintings, prints or collages.

Martin Pearson is known for his abstract images made with pastel chalk on watercolour paper and oil on canvas. The artist's intention is to map or chart a landscape of memories, feelings and ideas, in abstract form. He is inspired by historical map forms and medieval Christian icons.

Eoghan thrives on the physical and mental challenges of sculpture. His work is representational, and his fascination of the horse and rider is ever present. Recent experiments with deconstruction, light, and 3D doodling explore an extra dimension of his work. They expose the process, and release some of the inner energy of the sculpture, and his work can be seen in a whole new light. Successful exhibitions in Singapore and New York have helped establish his growing international reputation.

I visited each artist and was thrilled to be able to just talk about their art.It was like musicians jamming !
An Art Jam ....mmmmm ?

I have known Carol for a few years and she encouraged me early on especially with pastels which I initially disliked.

Visit North Yorkshire Open studios website to learn more about their work and see some samples. Well worth a visit.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Exhibition Update

I have just got back from the club exhibition and I sold three paintings and had lots of great comments.

The three I sold were these.
Obviously by the time I took them to the exhibition I had them framed as can be seen on two of them below.
Oh and I got a new follower , taking my number up to eight !  double figures here I come.