Hogarth’s Morality Paintings and other inspirations

As part of my desire to create more meaningful art I have been looking at Hogarth’s Morality Paintings. In around 1743 he created a series of paintings called Marriage A-la-Mode. They are a series of six paintings that he created with the intent to make engravings from them as that was how Hogarth made muchContinue reading “Hogarth’s Morality Paintings and other inspirations”

Planning for my exhibitions

With the pandemic dominating every aspect of life, the inevitable life re-evaluation takes place. I have found myself wanting my paintings to be so much more than well-executed paintings of beautiful bras. Suddenly it seems I should do something far more important with them to mark this time in history. I have been inevitably thinkingContinue reading “Planning for my exhibitions”

Work in progress part 2

The painting that I am currently working on is breaking new ground for me in more ways than one. Firstly, because I am working in mixed media for the first time and secondly, because it is making me consider working in other ways and not just in realism. Because of time restraints I decided toContinue reading “Work in progress part 2”

Realist or Photorealist?

As part of studying for either a BA or MA in Fine Art, you are expected to do a lot of research. Research about other artists and the history of art and place yourself within that context. For me this proved a little difficult as I haven’t, as yet, found anyone else who paints brasContinue reading “Realist or Photorealist?”

Work in progress part 1

This painting has probably been my most difficult painting yet, not because of the gap of almost two years when I didn’t paint at all, though that undoubtedly didn’t help, but because of my own self-doubts about whether I could do this university thing again. I always place too much pressure on myself and endContinue reading “Work in progress part 1”

1st March

1st March 2018 It’s been a while since my last blog post. I have been busy, sourcing new lingerie and working on my paintings.  The new background that I chose for my new paintings didn’t work. I wanted to use my built-in wardrobe as a back drop. It’s cream with gold beading. Aesthetically it workedContinue reading “1st March”