He sells very informative DVDs and this was a Christmas present from last year, or maybe the year before. Who's counting ?
Wednesday, 23 December 2015
Friday, 18 December 2015
Wednesday, 9 December 2015
It's time for my "best of the year" post.
I can't believe another year has passed ! This is my fourth "best of", I think, and I've been doing this blog since 2009. As of this morning I've had 28,478 views and created 472 posts.
Roll on 2016.
Monday, 7 December 2015
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Sunday, 15 November 2015
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
I received an email this week from a gallery in London , the Brick Lane Gallery. They've been featured on the TV show , The Apprentice and have shown work by Banksy , Wolfgang Tilman , Bob and Roberta Smith and have sold to many London galleries including Saatchi.
That's their blurb not mine.
They said they had seen my work on my daily paintworks site and would be delighted to exhibit me in their next exhibition for emerging artists and said my work was , "fantastic and a good variety of subject matter"
Now I'm not naive enough to know that as they are looking for artists craving recognition it's easy to get sucked in and throw well earned money at them with no expense for them.
However it's not every day that a reputable gallery comes knocking on your door and its they who will have the reputation to think of if my work is laughed at on their walls.
They clearly think my paintings are worthy of their gallery although some contemporary work I see looks like it's been painted by a blindfolded chimpanzee so maybe they can't lose.
So decisions, decisions , do I spurn another offer (I spurned one about a month ago and regretted that) Or take the plunge fork out a lot of money , speculate and hope for the best.
At the very least I am proud that another Gallery has shown some interest in me.
Now just waiting for the fall !
Thursday, 29 October 2015
I try to do these less and less now (copying other artists) but until I get myself a model I'll have to do the odd one. Plus he is an excellent artist and you can only learn from him.
This is an oil painting on canvas measuring 17x14 " in the frame.
Saturday, 17 October 2015
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Friday, 11 September 2015
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Friday, 4 September 2015
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Friday, 28 August 2015
So this weekend is the 33rd Cawood Arts festival and the second year I've entered work there.
Last year was amazing when I achieved a first prize in the oils ,first in pencils drawings and first and third in any other media.
So not as well this year , with first and second in oils and a second in pencil drawing.
However there was some stiff competition and I'm very happy with the awards.
This was my first in oils , a painting that has had numerous titles since I painted it, but I seem to have finally settled on , " Contemplation"
Second prize was my Jimi Hendrix here.
And my other second prize was also a study of Jimi Hendrix.m
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Monday, 17 August 2015
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Friday, 31 July 2015
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
This is my third (and last) version of the lady with the cloak. Thanks to Hong Ly for the photo reference from his character design website.
This is my largest painting ever measuring two and a half feet by two or 59cm x 80cm.
It's about three quarters finished.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Friday, 19 June 2015
Sunday, 14 June 2015
Thursday, 11 June 2015
They said that if I didn't hear from them I had passed the selection stage. I haven't heard from them so i'm presuming I have.
The exhibition is on the first floor of the library which also has the museum up there.
I entered these two paintings. Framed by Andrew Stead at The Bare Wall Art Gallery.