Next week will be week 3 in my Zoom Art Classes...
My Tuesday morning Mixed Media Class has a rather stunning photo of Jaigarh Fort in India to work from...
My Wednesday evening Collage Class has a vivid & colourful photo of barnacles to inspire them...
My Thursday morning Portrait Class has a wonky nose and a rather tricky profile photo to tackle...
I'll be adding my artwork from these classes into the comments, as and when I finish them. Do feel free to post your own artwork if you want to.
And... If anyone isn't booked onto any of these courses, but maybe fancies joining for the week, I'm quite happy for people to dip in and out of these classes on a weekly basis... So if you do fancy any of these classes, contact me, we can arrange payment and I can send you the Zoom info.
'The Red Queen' - 2021
Ink pens, acrylic & pencils on old Alice in Wonderland book pages, dressmaking pattern and an old chess manual
42 x 30cm
Anya Taylor-Joy is someone I've been eager to draw, ever since I gorged my way through the stunningly brilliant The Queen's Gambit. She just has one of those faces that really lends itself to portraiture. Strikingly beautiful 😍
For this particular artwork I've used some of trusty Alice in Wonderland book pages, as I found a nice section all about the Red Queen, which just seemed nice and apt. I also really wanted to add something chess related, so decide to rip a few pages from my well used old chess manual. A nice collection of pages all about the Queen's Gambit chess opening ♟And just for a splash of lovely sepia colour and a nod to the gorgeous fashion in the show, I've used a bit of dressmaking pattern too.
For the actual portrait I've used a selection of ink pens, a few coloured pencils and a bit of acrylic too.
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I need a bit of feedback if possible...
My current run of Zoom Art Classes will finish in mid July and I'm trying to plan what to do/offer next. I'd happily offer more Zoom classes or workshops over the summer if enough people want them.
So basically I'm trying to gather as much feedback as possible before I decide... Would you be keen on attending any classes over the summer? What kind of classes would you like to attend? And any other feedback you'd like to throw at me about this 😊
It's week two of my Zoom Art Classes...
My Tuesday Mixed Media class has something hairy & fluffy to tackle 🦁
My Wednesday Collage class has a bit of Gaudi architecture to inspire them 🏩
My Thursday Portrait class has the Queen's Gambit star, Anya Taylor-Joy to tackle ♟
My own artwork from these classes will be added into the comments as and when I finish it... Please feel free to add your own attempts if you'd like to.
'Fine maraschino' - 2021
Ink & acrylic on sheet music and a 1920s Punch annual
42 x 30cm
After almost 18 months without any, it was so so good to be able to do one of my live art demonstrations again. I love doing them, I love chatting about my process and I love the pressure of people watching me create my artwork... So a big thanks to Crown Hills Art Society Leicester for asking me and a big thanks to all of the people who logged on. I hope you enjoyed my little demo 💗🙂💗
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It's week number 1 of my three Zoom Art Classes this week...
Tuesday morning's mixed media class has a spot of still life drawing...
Wednesday evening's collage class has a black & white themed week...
Thursday morning's portrait class has Tom Hiddleston to tackle...
I'll be adding my own artwork from theses classes into the comments of this post. Please feel free to add your own attempts onto here if you'd like to. It's always nice to see everyone's artwork 💗
Oh and... I do still have some empty slots to fill on all of these classes. So if anyone fancies giving either of these classes a go, do let me know.
Fancy a few fun creative hours in your sunny week? Well next week I'm kicking off another 6 week run of my online Zoom art classes and I still have spaces on all three of my courses.
Tues - 10.00 until 12.00am - Mixed media
Weds - 7.00 until 9.00pm - Collage
Thur - 10.00 until 12.00am - Portraits
Full details, info, prices etc are on my website 🌞🙂🌞
It's Ram time 🐏🐏🐏
After a rather long time in the making, it's so nice to be finally able to share photos of the Ram I painted for Derby Ram Trail 🙂
They're all finally installed around Derby City Centre and will be throughout the summer 🌞
My design 'The Orrery' was inspired by Derby's own Joseph Wright and a painting of his that I used to stare at everytime I saw it ♥ My Ram is now sat proudly opposite Joseph Wright's birthplace outside Derby's cathedral.
A big thanks to @derbymuseums for organising this. To Wild in Art for hosting this. To @timms_solicitors for sponsoring my Ram. To L A Hollingsworth Art for keeping me entertained while painting this 🙂 and to all of the other Ram artists that I got to meet.
So earlier this week I posted a rather jolly little video of me painting over something I'd spent quite a few hours painting, yet something that did absolutely nothing for me. A few people may have been a bit surprised or shocked to see me do such a thing... Yesterday I started painting a portrait over my unloved lighthouse painting and the two paintings perfectly highlight why I make art and why I battle to earn a living as a professional artist...
I don't make art that necessarily looks nice. I don't make art to necessarily please other people. I don't make art specifically to sell & make money. All of those things are a nice bonus. I make art because it makes me tingle inside. It excites me. It feeds my brain. It makes me feel more alive 🙂
Tuesday's lighthouse painting didn't. Thursday's portrait painting did 💗
'The Lighthouse' - 2021
Acrylic on top of an unwanted & unloved lighthouse painting
35 x 25cm