Life drawings 8/11/2020. Still trying to let go of local colour and tight representation and draw/paint faster without thinking too much. Various durations from 5m to 2 hours using combinations of acrylic, ink, soft pastels and graphite. All on A1 paper (59 x 84cm)
Life drawings 5/10/20. Still trying to let go of representation and local colour, so tried to keep in mind Matisse’s Blue Nude as well as Picasso’s maximum, ‘If you don’t have red, use blue’. Acrylic, acrylic, pastels, ink & charcoal all on A1 paper (81x59cm)
Here’s a picture from my sketchbook, painted in a Picasso-inspired style.
Just to mention that the Island Art Group Exhibition starts tomorrow Saturday 27th May 2017. It’s being held at the David Hughes Centre, Beaumaris and is open between 10am and 5pm ending Friday 9th June.
There’s a great selection of work on display from members of the group, including the following 5 pieces by me, so why not drop in and have a look if you’re in the area?
Thanks to a very generous invitation from Stuart Burne (seen in the photo below with 3 of the pieces) and the kind folks at the Roadking Truckstop Cafe in Holyhead, the following 5 pieces of work are on display for public viewing for the next couple of months, so why not drop in and have a look if you’re in the area? More details of the pieces can be seen in my shop as well as in any related articles at the bottom of this post.
Below are the 8 pictures accepted by the Association of Anglesey Art Clubs for their recent Exhibition in Oriel Ynys Mon. ‘Still Life – The Death of Painting’ received a commendation.
This early attempt at a coloured oil painting was inspired by a documentary on Russian art by Andrew Graham-Dixon, in which he discussed Constructivism and made reference to Alexandr Rodchenko’s declaration regarding the ‘death of painting’. The title is intended to be ironic in suggesting that there is ‘still life’ in painting, whereas it is the chemical photography which motivated Rodchenko’s sweeping statement that is in its death throes. I think the motif has merit but I just got a bit carried away with the burnt umber. One to revisit.