Here is a few 5x7 oils.
Here is a few 5x7 oils.
Very pleased to announce my picture "Contre Jour" was chosen for publication in the Society for All Artists Magazine "Paint" January 2018 issue.
Oils mainly by palette knife on canvas board 8"x10"
Got to say I am not that pleased with this painting, but obviously someone was happy with it, enough to choose it from a large entry of paintings.
Talking to Ralph my old mate from the Royal airforce and latterly Harold's group. He told me that Harold is 99yrs old and still driving to the art group, fantastic!
Waiting for a new camera before uploading anymore pics. Next blog I will show you why you need a fairly high spec camera for top notch pics of oil paintings.
Hope you all had a nice xmas.
Sorry for yesterday's blog as I was in a hurry to get something in and get it online.
Now to start from the beginning.
Last year before my performance in an operating theatre, I discovered by perusing the internet through google images a painting by an artist called Dennis Sheehan, consequently I went to his you tube channel.
I was very impressed with his style and method, knowing nothing at that stage of the tonalist movement, although I had seen plenty of paintings of that ilk ie the Hudson river school of artists.
Even though their artwork was outstanding it did not appeal to me to paint in that fashion.
Skip forward 18 months to rediscovering Dennis Sheehan and starting to appreciate the art he was producing which was the same dark and muted tones and moody skies that the Hudson River artists used but in a very loose and modern manner.
Then through my constant search for more information and inspiration I came across THIS This is the you tube channel for M Francis McCarthy an outstanding and prolific artist and THIS is his website if you want to see the most beautiful paintings being produced go there.
Have just discovered an art movement called tonalism, here is an example by one of the artists considered to have started the movement
"Afterglow" by George Inness
I have done a couple of 10x8 paintings in an attempt to paint in this style:-
This is my first attempt No title as yet.
This is the second attempt, yes I know it is similar, but let me say that this is a very satisfying way of painting and as I don't paint to sell getting enjoyment from painting instead of slaving away for realism is a great change.
I have some more to show, but that will be on the next blog.
Welcome back all my fans (just me actually)
I am going to concentrate on oils, and hopefully do something a bit different to realism,I just can't help adding more and more details to any picture I paint, despite setting out with the intention of a very loose painting I always end up with a photograph!!
Watch this space!!
Just when you think it can't get any worse it does... a severe case of gout has now decided to visit my ankle, I can't even put my fucking foot on the floor. WHAT NEXT a visit by jihadists (bless them) a case of gallopping piochy a visit by the pope??
I have had a horrendous time since the last post(that sounds bad) I had so much pain I had to resort to TRAMADOL believe me if you ever get severe pain and the doc prescribes TRAMADOL don't take it!!! I was on the maximum dose allowed for about 10 days and then the pain went, so I stopped taking it....BAD IDEA....
I, without knowing the reason why(at that time), it is a mind bending opiate (Heroin), went into severe anxiety, agitation, impending doom, and any other fucking symptom of mental problems you can think of.Forgot despair!!
It has taken at least 7 days to get over it, by taking the correct stopping procedure, which by the way not one person ie the doctor or pharmacist or any one else told me about!!
Touch wood, I am finally feeling better as of this time 10:10 Thusday morning.
So now on to less doom filled news.
This morning on checking my twitter acc I came across a tweet by St Cuthberts Mill, which is the home of the Saunders Waterford, Bockingford and other papers maker.
This is the website of one of the most exciting painters I have discovered for sometime, HERE Check out his work.
Bloody cheap razors! by the way the scar goes another 6 inches further up out of the top of the pictire. Technically it is a popliteal artery anuerism bypass graft, nontechnically,f###### painful!..... 7hrs on the table.
Yet another palette, I am going to try a limited palette for my next few paintings and see how I get on. I really will have to spend more time painting than faffing about with palettes and colours. GET ON WITH IT SMITH. Just came across this website of a very talented artist HERE.
This is my latest palette, homemade of course! made from an inking tray and thin strips of plastic superglued into place.
Rain on the Way. Painted in roughly 20 mins image is 12"x9" From the imagination and remembering the gravel pits around Kings Lynn.
This is the palette I am using at the moment but my palettes change as quickly as my underpants.....
Jo Cox was killed by a scumbag terrorist called Thomas Mair, as all terrorists are he was a coward, to shoot a defenceless woman and then stab her, and then be proud of it is beyond comprehension for normal people! Or is it? he was following twisted right wing ideology which is more rife than the government would have us believe. Who needs ISIS when you have homegrown terrorists.
I served my country for 9 years, I came under fire twice, and I have a medal for active service. BRITAIN FIRST are calling me a traitor and should be hanged for wishing to remain in the EU. They are the true traitors!!!
This is my entry into the SAA (Society for all artists) "Our photo your painting" competition. Pen and wash in a loose manner, not overly pleased with it, but it is something new for me. Might try some more competitions.