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Painting Update

Thought I had better show more of my piantings.

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the main side of the plynth showing some more paintings, this time on wood. Venice is  creeping in here!

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Remember island from the air? part polyfilla? Well now I have mad them into landscapes which work out rather well I think.

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The colours are warm I think this one works!

All in All a nice  collection.

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Posted by on March 30, 2009 in Art Appreciation

 

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Happy Birthday Van Gogh!

Van Gogh if he was still alive would be 156 today!
thanks to the Thingy of the Daywhich pointed this out.
I do not know if it is permissible to link to a university site but I shall anyway!

Vincent Van Gogh (1854 1890)
Image via Wikipedia
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Posted by on March 30, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Blue Earth

The image of Earth as seen  seen from space is blue a marvellouse ball hanging in Space

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Posted by on March 29, 2009 in Art Appreciation

 

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Picasso Blue Period

Picasso had a Blue period and most if not all were of a gloomy nature"The Old Guitarist, c.1903" Print

This painting  The Old Guitarist was painted in 1903 was from a period when Picasso did not have much money.

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The Tragedy

This painting was also painted in 1903 it has a rather depressing feel and the family looks a bit lost somehow.

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Posted by on March 29, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Art Resource on Art Colonies

Here is a interesting link I would like to share about Artists Colonies It mainly has a Dutch slant to it but is a good summary of northern Europe Artist  Colonies,though leaves out St Ives and Newlyn!

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Posted by on March 27, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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If You Go Down To the Wood Today

David Hockney was planning to go down to the woods and paint the trees, but in a two page spread that was in in The Guardian today was unable to as the owner had  chopped them all down.

I found that quite upsetting, to chop down trees, just like that , very sad as they spend years growing.

LONDON - APRIL 07:  British artist David Hockn...
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Posted by on March 27, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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The Colour Blue

Why is it that the colour blue has a almost dual personality? “‘I am feelling Blue” comes to mind as a phrase, now where did that come from?
You have the blue sky and sunny weather which makes you feel better.
Blue is associated with the sea as well the distant view of mountains can be painted with blue with a touch of violet

The power of profound meaning is found in blue……Blue is the  typical heavenly  colour. The ultimate feeling it  creates is one of rest. When it sinks almost to black it echoes a griefthjat is hardly human.

(Kandinsky page 260,Bright Earth The invention Of Colour,by Phillip Ball published by Vintage Books London 2001)

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Posted by on March 26, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Chris’s Wax Pictures!

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Have resurected my Wax Pictures which are done by transfering special beeswax on to a card with the use of a small travelling iron.
I did some of these a few years ago but have done some more to help raise money for our Fine Art degree show at Portsmouth

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Van Gogh’s Bedroom

The painting shows Van Gogh‘s bedroom at Ariles this is the place that Van gogh had high hopes for even at onestage thinking of setting up a artists colony but that never comae abouti

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Posted by on March 25, 2009 in Art, Art appreciantion

 

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W.P Frith And Paddington Station

Have not had a post about a railway for for a while so here is a painting by W.P Frith of Paddington Station.

The hustle and bustle of a station and Victorian society are what this painting is about.

Also if you look closly at the painting the engine driver an be made out in the painting.

In effect the painting is a social commentary, the well to do families and the worker as represented by the engine driver.

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