Wednesday, 2 January 2013

'Two Paintbrushes and a Tube of Raw Sienna'

'Two Paintbrushes and a Tube of Raw Sienna'
6' x 6"
oil on board
First painting of the year! A painting about painting! At present, painting for me is about the craft, the materials and honing my skills. In the recent months I have gone back to basics, working from observation taking subjects from the immediate world around me and rekindling my passion for paint. It is very satisfying making a painting that describes the subject in front of you, and at the same time tells a story of the abstract elements within the composition. It goes without saying the importance of the relationship between shape, colour and tone of the subject. But equally important is the consideration of the division of space within the picture plane and the shapes and patterns that the composition is making in relation to it.  
I would like to take this opportunity to say thankyou for taking the time to look at my art. 2013 will see many more paintings and I hope you will enjoy following my progress.
Below are details of my next Life Drawing Workshop for which I still have lots of places left (I'm usually almost full by now...maybe it's post-Christmas lethargy!)
Sunday 13th January 2013
10.30am - 4.30pm
The Village Hall 
Sturton by Stow
Cost is at the bargain price of £20!!!
If you are able to make it that would be fab! It would be great to see you there! 
Please contact me asap if you would like to reserve a place.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the perspective in this one and as you said the geometrically shapes you created between the objects is very interesting.I Love it. Wish I could sign up for your workshop! too bad I'm far away. Happy 2013 full of art and paintings...