I've attended a few workshops over the past couple of years, and gained some useful information and techniques from them, and most recently, a painting workshop hosted by RI member Chris Forsey. Chris' paintings are vibrant, energetic works, which although appear colourful, remain dedicated to form and tone, a mark of his innate skill as a draughtsman. The group was the typical mix of friendly, competent painters, which Chris, with his honest enthusiasm from the start, sparked a desire in everyone to experiment. Using ink, pastel, watercolour paint and various implements we set about splashing, scratching and generally making a fun-filled mess with some excellent results. What impressed me most was how everyone painted large and bold, and for each artist, there were new ideas to explore further. If you're feeling stuck, stifled or repetitive, sign up for one of Chris' workshops, you'll be surprised by what you can do. Details here >> ChrisForsey.com
My three efforts are below: 1. Experimenting with different media; 2. Warm Pond from B&W photo ref; 3. Cool pond from B&W photo ref.
All the paintings below are for sale. If you're interested, drop me a line >> here. Prices include UK postage. Postage abroad at cost.
This weekend I took three paintings along to the Croydon Art Society as part of the membership application. Happily for me, they were accepted and I am now able to join. This is the first art society I have joined since life drawing at Bath in 1981. Hopefully it'll lead to a few exhibitions, and with luck, sales. The three paintings I presented are shown below: Trafalgar Square, London Capriccio & Somerset Flood. All are for sale if you're interested, Trafalgar Square might be in an exhibition this coming week (11th October to the 29th) at 127th Annual Exhibition in the Exhibition Gallery Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR9 1ET.
After a few weeks of house renovation and film work, I'm back at the easel splashing paint and generally enjoying the process of image making. There's a selection meeting for the Croydon Art Society on Saturday for which I need three framed paintings. Now all I have to do is create three paintings worthy of showing. Practice, practice and more practice. Here are a few from today.
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