While I was on holiday in Spain I was really stuck for things to paint. It,s amazing the more you look for inspiration the harder it is. I had the equivalent of writers block,nothing really inspired me, anyway here are a few of the things I found in the apartment that I sketched and painted. If you like the
art of Jack Vettriano you may want to follow this link http://www.jackvettriano.com/paintings/ I read that he is self taught and practised by copying other artists so I,m in good company, but I dont think I,ll be another Vettriano. Shame, I think I could deal with the money and fame.
here,s a page from my sketchbook the sofa is real, the plant a figment of my imagination.
I,ve never painted a bowl of fruit before so this is a first.
There was a Vettriano print on the wall in the bedroom so I thought I would give it a go.Have a look at his web site http://www.jackvettriano.com/paintings/ a genius.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
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Friday, 18 June 2010
This is Ralf in his " You think I,m asleep, but I,m watching everything " mode. Ralf is a Tibetan terrier/human.
Sunday, 28 February 2010
Here are a few of my latest sketches. I,m quite pleased with the Skater , but I think it,s a case of " nice body shame about the face" . The other two I wanted to achieve a " loose " feel. I don,t know whether I have managed it effectively. I,m off to Tenerife for a few weeks so I hope to come back with a full Moleskine.
Monday, 15 February 2010
Here are a couple of newer paintings in Acrylic they are both copies of paintings by Julie Askew . When I started painting I was really lucky Julie was the resident artist on board a cruise. I had already decided that I would try my hand at painting so along I trotted with my pencil and paper to the art class together with my friend Tony. Julie had a few of her paintings on display and I thought wow what a terrific artist not only that she was a terrific teacher also. She was a great encourager and showed over a period of 6 weeks or so that we can all draw and paint ... to one degree or another. She gave me a great start with the basics of drawing.You can see her work at www.natureartists.com/julie_askew.asp