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?”

Falling back in love with painting

It has been almost two years since I last wrote a blog post. I didn’t post the photos of my ‘finished’ paintings for my graduation show because I hated them so much! They were rushed and it showed. I am a perfectionist and I put so much pressure on myself that I couldn’t paint. TheContinue reading “Falling back in love with painting”

Battling through disaster after disaster.

I haven’t been able to add much in the way of paintings because I have been having such a nightmare! I have really struggled with the backgrounds of my paintings, there have been too many disasters to list them all here but let’s just say I am currently on redo paintings set number 5!! IContinue reading “Battling through disaster after disaster.”

More bra paintings

So over the Christmas period I continued with my series of bra paintings. These were slightly different to the first painting. Firstly, they were all A3, and secondly, they were all painted with the same background; the wallpaper in my hallway. Due to the lack of light and room to set up an easel IContinue reading “More bra paintings”

New work part 2.

After teasing you all with my last post I thought it only fair to leave you a little Christmas present of the final work-in-progress photographs and the final finished piece! I continued with creating layers to build up the lace effect on the bra itself. I used acrylic mediums for the first time with thisContinue reading “New work part 2.”

My latest work.

In the second semester I have continued with my still life paintings. Each subject is a vessel of some sort. The focus was on depicting the material the object was made from accurately. The compositions were simple to allow the focus to be on the objects and their relationship with each other and their surroundings.Continue reading “My latest work.”

Artists I admire. Part 3.

I met David Grosvenor when he tutored an art session at Tywyn Art Group. He was trying to teach us how to do wet on wet watercolours. He has infinite patience that’s all I can say! He works primarily in watercolours but also works in oils. I adore his watercolours of flowers.  They have soContinue reading “Artists I admire. Part 3.”

Studies in tonal greys.

  After my success with the masking tape I decided to do some further studies in grey. I wanted to concentrate on the forms and tones rather than obsessing over my colour mixing skills (they need some work!). I mixed my own greys as this can give an added dimension to your paintings. I willContinue reading “Studies in tonal greys.”