Sunday, 27 September 2015
I can't believe I actually got to the studio and painted something! It needs a little adjustment, but I am happy so far. All palette knife work, no initial drawing and mixing on the board.............that's the way I like to do it!
Tuesday, 15 September 2015
Just Face 20" × 16" oil
Busker 12" × 16" oil
Kimono 12" × 16" oil
I have been sorting through old, unfinished paintings looking for work to exhibit in local shows. These three were nearly there, but with a tiddle up, I'm still not happy. More tomorrow then.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
Thursday, 3 September 2015
Monday, 31 August 2015
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Monday, 3 August 2015
That Letter 50cm x 60cm Acrylic
I found this painting that I did years ago, really couldn't decide what subject to paint on it. t won a prize in a local show.
I was reminded how iI used to enjoy slapping on the paint with acrylics. It didn't seem to matter if proportions, colour, etc, weren't exactly right. Acrylics were made to have fun with!
This huge, (for me) canvas, 80cm x 100cm has been looking at me for a long time. I really
couldn't decide what subject to paint on it. Inspired by friend Helen Breach and remembering times and paintings past , I started! That is a lot of space to fill up!
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Thursday, 9 July 2015
Monday, 6 July 2015
Friday, 3 July 2015
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Whiskers 10" x 12" Oil
My friend and fellow blogger, Linda Roth and I, have set ourselves a challenge to paint a two hour portrait, once a week. We hope to improve our observation, technique and skill over time.
This is my first attempt.
You will be able to check our progress here on Facebook.
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Sunday, 14 June 2015
I have been to the Francis Bacon and the Masters exhibition at the
Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.
Comparisons were able to be made between Bacon's work and the inspirational work by those he admired. How disappointing then that Velasquez work, Pope Innocent X was conspicuous by its absence. It is what I went to see! Given the premise, it is the one you think of! Oh dear not a good start.
In the main, I have to say that Bacon suffered by the comparisons. I.E. Colour choices by Picasso were far brighter, vibrant, which sorry to say is not evident in these reproductions garnered from the internet.
Most folk I have spoken to say there is NO comparison, that Bacon pales into insignificance. And before I saw the exhibition I would have agreed. I dislike Bacons tendency to plaster on the paint, and that is a personal preference, but I can see the inspiration and sometimes what he was trying to do and have admiration for that. In this instance I prefer the Bacon to the Matisse! There is more movement, expression, solidity and the look on his face begs so many questions.
I would have this on my wall if I had one big enough!
And, although the subject, the bull fight, is not pleasant, I like this tryptich, the colours, the format, the feeling of it.
And Roy's pick of the day.........this Van Gogh Farms Near Auvers
I agree this is very nice, I could live with this, and I had not been aware of it until today.
My opinion of Francis Bacon has changed because of this exhibition, I like his ideas, if not the execution of those ideas. I now have ideas of my own..............watch this space.
I would recommend this, you really have to make up your own mind.