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More Goddess Art

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Goddess Artwork

Big Females On Canvas

I am enjoying working on this new Goddess painting so much that I thought I would upload her larger scale than normal size and let some of the detailed brushwork show. This is the artwork rferred to in yesterday’s post based on a a girl I “know”.

If you read the blog a few months ago and at another point earlier in the year you will know that I suffered “block” a couple of times. It really is frustratig when this happens and sometimess you just have to wait for it to pass. At the moment I am in a period of growth it seems which after the less energetic painting spats I have had, really feels fantastic.

Also, today I took delivery of two of the largest canvases I have ever bought at 3 feet x 5 feet and I just can’t wait to get started working on them. In saying that, I have no idea at the moment what I intend to paint on them.

I have the Artist’s Christmas get-together at the WASPS Studios tomorrow. Crash helmets ready…..

Goddess Art

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Beginning with the painting “Sacred Feminine” Goddess artwhich was completed recently, I am really getting carried away with some new “Goddess” themed art. I may elaborate in another post where all this has come from but for the moment I will just post this second in progress piece. (you can see the very beginnings of this artwork in an earlier post, below)

These facesĀ  have come straight from my mind and are then developed as the painting progresses but I am now also working on a third painting which is based on a girl whom I met online. I have altered much of the appearence but it is still based on her bone structure etc. It will be interesting to see if she recognises herself – image to follow.

Female Art Audience

Sunday, December 6th, 2009
New Female Painting

New Female Painting

Today was the second last day of the Parade Artist’s weekend at the Wasps Artists Studios in Glasgow.

These events are marketed by the artists involved and it can be a bit of an uphill struggle as the marketing budget consists mainly of enthusiasm rather than hard cash.

The first weekend of the event was well attended but today it seemed that the bite of recession was more evident. This is also apparently THE shopping weekend before Christmas so perhaps that’s the reason why people were elsewhere.

Not being one to sit and stare into space, I just had to get my easel down and start some new work. It’s amazing how you can lose yourself and I completely forgot that I was in the middle of a public area. Comments from other artists included several “I don’t know how you can do that with everyone watching” to the usual “can you guess what it is yet?”.

This reminded me of my first painting demonstration at Park Gallery earlier this year which was quite an experience. The paint was sliding off the canvas ….because of the heat. Hard to imagine now in the nippy Glasgow air.

Mother’s Art

Friday, December 4th, 2009

New-Female-Art-2Well, it’s been a good week painting. One of those well-balanced weeks when i have had the opportunity to work on a variety of painting.

This painting, with the working title of “A Mother’s Love” is a big canvas that I have been working on for a few weeks (you can see it in the earlier stages below). I can’t explain how fresh this painting feels to me. It may not seem that way to the viewer, I don’t know but the whole process and the meanderings of the method of painting has kept me coming back to the painting in between working on commissioned paintings and other new pieces.

I also think there is a definate knock-on effect and the enthusiasm can be infectious from one painting to another.

Tomorrow is the start of the last art event of the year for me, the second weekend of the Parade Artists exhibition in Glasgow and the above piece will be on display to get the public’s initial reaction. I will probably develop the piece further and it is earmarked for inclusion at an event with Marcus MacLeod’s Braewell Galleries (formerly ArtDeCaf) for an event in Edinburgh.

UPDATE Please note that I no longer have anything to do with Braewell Galleries.

Something Different….

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

New-Female-ArtSaturdays are becoming a more frequent time for me to paint. This was unusual in the past but there is something I quite like about painting on a Saturday afternoon.

This new painting is on a big 40 x 30 inch canvas. It was one of these “see it in your mind and attack the canvas moments” and I dont really have any idea where this female art is heading at the moment.

A coupl eof visitors to the studio have commented that this artwork looks like someone else painted it. It was me…honest!

Off for a nosey around Edinburgh Art Fair tomorrow.