Thursday, 26 August 2010

Framing of Pears and A Gentlemans Nude

It can be very satisfying framing a painting, suddenly its like seeing it for the first time.  I found this really quite over the top frame in a charity shop, cleaned it up a bit and restored the liner, et voila this pear painting I did in France a couple of years ago fits it perfectly.  I have already been offered wall space in someone else's house to display it.  The generosity of some people eh?

This pastel study of a Paul Sieffert painting I did a few years ago and which I have named A Gentlemans Nude is for the father in law for his study.  We had decided to frame it in a mid to dark wood to go with the furniture in the room but when it came to it the brown wood completely killed the painting.  The frame always has to go with the artwork in my opinion and I just hope it will look OK in situ or he'll have to change all his furniture - ha.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

A bit of an update

Still lots to do.
Its oils on a background of silver and white acrylic with charcoal and graphite powder sealed with transparent gesso.  I dont just throw these things together!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Long time no paint

Having a bit of an unproductive period art wise for no particular reason but I am trying to fight my way through it.  This is a WIP of a painting done from a reference photo from Wet Canvasses July Portrait challenge.  The costume is Steampunk which Wikipedia describes as follows:-

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction and speculative fiction, that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes fictional works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used — usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era Britain  — but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, often featuring futuristic technology as the people of this historical period would have envisioned it to look like, i.e. based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, art, etc. This technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer, but occurring at an earlier date.

Still lots to do........