I had fully intended to paint my village church, using acrylic. Bear in mind that the only training I have ever had for art was at school in the 1980's! At the last meeting of the little art group, created with friends, earlier this month, I painted what was to be the background … Continue reading The Bewildered Painter
In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law. She won't thank me for the end result; something of a caricature and an image that is probably of a version of her twenty years older than she actually is! That said, I rather like the end result because, for … Continue reading Portrait: My Sister-in-Law.
I have made an artpiece to represent the 'Admin Team' of Parkinson's Road support group in the United Kingdom, myself included, who are a team of volunteers who freely give our time to support others with Parkinson's and their loved ones and caregivers. This is done through our Facebook based support groups which … Continue reading Who is in the Line Up?
One of the interesting things about regularly practicing art, is that you start to develop a style of your own. I have taken to working on portraits. This has become something of a fascination to me, for I have a condition called Prosopagnosia; also known as face blindness. It is a life-long condition … Continue reading The Facial Art Mystery
Back in May, 2019, there was an impromptu gathering of three of us who just happen to be part of our new art and crafts group; The Art Shack. One of us, Tina, is an established artist while two of us are more hobby artists. Following the wonderful meal that Tina made, and … Continue reading Pulp ‘Piction’
Day 1. My friend, artist, Tina Hannay suggested I go bigger! So, this time the head pretty much fills the A3 sheet. Here's my first effort. Come back each day and check my progress. I am hoping that each portrait will show some improvement! My first observation is that they eyes are not quite the … Continue reading Portrait: Ricky Martin
I am back for more! I was quite pleased with my portrait of Barak Obama, which you will find in an earlier article here. My next subject is legendary actress of the golden age of Hollywood, Bette Davis. What greater icon of the silver screen, perhaps, than this incredible actress who could cause men to … Continue reading Portrait: Bette Davis
I've never painted a portrait before. I have been watching artists on tv, so hopefully I've learnt a few tips! I have started to work on a portrait of Barak Obama. It's my representation of a photo from a book cover. It is not finished yet. That may take a couple more days. I have … Continue reading Portrait: Barak Obama
A few days ago, my friends and I gathered together at a mutual friend's house in Harleston, Norfolk. The purpose of the gathering was to enjoy a day of art and or craft activities. We all took along a home made dish to contribute towards a buffet lunch. What a feast we shared! … Continue reading Portrait in a Line
I created this artwork to symbolise a number of things. First, I painted a simple landscape; representing 'outside'. I cut it into strips; representing the emotional pain of what I have since come to learn is Parkinson's Disease. I placed the landscape 'inside' the centre of the piece and then set … Continue reading Inside Outside / Outside Inside