I’ve been obsessing somewhat with facial features on the grounds that I absolutely can’t graduate this course without being able to render a decent eye or ear, or particularly a nose which never seems to fit the face properly when … Continue reading Noses begone!
After Drawing Skills1 came home to roost a day or so ago, Practice of Painting and Understanding Painting Media have also done a flit and been rehomed here. So now there’s a flock of replicated pages and headings perched up … Continue reading More blog migrations
One is that I’ve been working on paintings to accompany poems due to be published in a Christmas collection, the other is that I was commissioned to make a painting for the cover of a short story collection by a … Continue reading Two pieces of news
A small piece arising from an exercise in the Studio Practice module of my OCA painting degree. This is gold and silver acrylic on black cartridge primed with gloss varnish. The thin dark marks are scratched texture made with a … Continue reading Haiku to Klimt
When you’re doing a course, every so often there’s the inconvenience of preparing an assessment portfolio. These days, it’s digital so there’s no more wrestling of large pieces into massive cases for posting. Or, increasingly because now there’s something a … Continue reading Short hiatus
Painting in acrylics after Degas’ ‘Woman Seated on a Balcony’. Continue reading ‘Frock Stays On’
Painting after a photograph by Gerard Ufera, with permission. Continue reading ‘Backstage’
The animation was made in MotionLeap for iPad, the video with audio in Filmora10, the audio for the first video was provided by Epidemic Sounds, copyright free and subject only to Creative Commons licence which recognises fair use, and the … Continue reading Side project – copy a Degas
Remember those quiz questions that go something like, UK law or Game of Thrones? Well here’s another – Abstract art or painter’s palette? Whilst this may seem somewhat uncharitable with regard to contemporary art, I think there is a valid … Continue reading Contemporary art or palette?
Asked to make a detailed painting of weeds on a mid-tone base, obviously I went for black cartridge, big brushes, and an animation. If there are any resonances, they’re Dutch vanitas (faint), and Kim Baker’s updated version of same (a little louder). Continue reading Weeds – painting animated in Pixaloop/MotionLeap