It has been very cold here today and yesterday morning was very pleasant to be out and about, I shall post some photos about this later….. I am typing this with my hands just getting feeling back as they are effected by cold weather quite a bit so it is a bit like typing with gloves on at the moment….I shall have to learn ho to use the voice over thingy on the mac….anyway to the photos and the first one is of my favourite Tree having shed quite a few leaves!
The next shows a experimental painting useing childrens ready mixed paint and PVA and just letting it move around the boord and leaving it to dry
Here are some more studio paintings done today and i am rather pleased with them especially the two photos that follow
With the following photo, which is more experimental I have been using Masking tape, as I did on the smaller woode offcuts that can be seen on previouse photo, leaving the wood exposed. On the triangles (and i am not sure what it is about triangles they do not really work as a singel painting… i used raw canvase that had emultion paint and acrylic and left for a few weeks, I cut it up into triangles Put masking tape on pulled it back and it left a lovely line of the old paint underneath. Before that I painted the new colours on of course, the continues line idea turns into a cliff in places where the tape was probably not secure enough, I think it works.
For those that like the sea here is a interesting couple of links to follow, A boat has set sail from Newlyn, Cornwall and is sailing all the way to Australia! You can follow the boat on the blog, here
Also track it on a regular basis here
I am dedicating this post to the memory of a friend who I had not seen for a while.
Today i learnt that she died in August…. we used to work together and then she moved on but we kept in touch…Glynis was part of the the reason why I followed my dream and am doing this degree in Fine Art.
A light has gone out.
Glynis was one of the most alive people people I have known and I am so pleased to have known her, I send condolenses to her husband and daughter.
The Art Colony at Skagen flourished as did many others in the late nineteenth century, and many painters from Copenhagen would spend the summer painting there.
A interesting link is here Kroyer was a well known Artist who seems to have acted as a magnet for the other artists and so the core of the colony by the sea began.
“SUMMER EVENING BY SKAGEN’S BEACH. Artist and his wiife”.1899
These are ready made sandwich containers that you buy in supermarkets.
They have now become gallery spaces and very good for small paintings, that have now become large because you have a different perspective.
as the viewer passes by the window something catches the eye.
I have left the supermarket stickers on as it can work on another level, that of collage or just a poster stuck on a window.