Category Archives: painting

Going All Folk Art

I am enjoying taking my folk style forward here in Sidmouth – home of the International Folk Festival!Devx2 2 It is fun to paint in this style – released from the focus of representation and realism. Devx2I find it enables me to engage in the surrounding Devon landscape in a fresh and exciting manner. I am using small cotton canvas boards and acrylic paints to deliver colorful images at accessible prices.

Room with a view!

Hi all. Like me have you been thinking about how to present your hard work at its best. I have been trying out free software for showing paintings in different rooms to give potential customers an idea of how the work may look in situ. Amazingly simple to achieveohmyprints-23112017-154848 and adds a perspective otherwise very expensive to produce (these were done through ohmyprints.com) I wondered if anyone else had useful experiences to share using such techniques to boost interest?ohmyprints-23112017-150800

 

Villagescape

Always looking at my surrounding countryside anew. Here is my latest attempt at bringing my local village alive in a vibrant and emotional way.Dev 5

Dev 1I’ve painted this on canvas board in acrylic paints from memory. I do enjoy creating work from a mixture of realism and imagination to develop a different look and feel to the work.

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Gallery – Studio Open!

Exciting times! I have taken the leap and opened my own gallery/studio in Sidmouth, Devon. A new venture for a new year. So far it has been great meeting lots of new people and talking art. So different to being alone in the studio all day and seeing no-one. 20171202_095951

It is a steep learning curve so very keen to hear advice from anyone who has tried the same path. Everyday is providing challenges from meeting and greeting customers to how best to present my work. However, it is not like having a job for me but a simple joy to be painting and selling all at once all day everyday – heaven.!20171124_142342

I Caesar

I  Julius Caesar (100BCE – 44BCE)

Well where else to start!? As an Asterix fan there was no where else but. Still despite this comic interpretation Caesar was indisputably the person who led the Roman Republic down a path, once he crossed the Rubicon, to the inevitable series of emperors that were to follow.A1 t

If there was a person who ever lacked ambition it was not him. Driven by the knowledge that his hero Alexander the Great had conquered the known western world and created an enormous Macedonian Empire all the way to India before dying at 33 he set to work. His bust provides an emphasis on cerebral as well as military power. Undoubtedly he was a general of genius as his conquering of Gaul at Alesia tells us.a-caesar

The cerebral features reminded me not only of his great strategic and tactical thinking when in battle but also of his possibly greater political sensibilities. He manipulated the then political constructs to ensure he ruled supreme. A power-base that quickly turned even his closet friends against him in the end. I felt the 27 stabs, as I painted, that brought his reign to an end and his immortality to a beginning.  www.brambleart.com. A1 d2

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A Born Artist – 16th May

16th May

Lempicka4The ‘Baroness with a Brush’ Tamara de Lempicka was born on the 16th May 1898. In Paris during the Roaring Twenties she became part of the city’s bohemian life. Lempicka2Although clearly influenced by Cubism she became a leading exponent of the Art Deco style and real favourite of the Hollywood set.Lempicka1

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!

A Born Artist – 15th May

15th May

Vasnetsov_5The Russian Artist Viktor Vasnetsov was born on May 15th 1848. He specialized in mythological and historical subjects. He is considered the co-founder of Russian folklorist and romantic modernist painting and a key figure in the Russian revivalist movement.vasnetsov2vasnetsov4

 

This blog is part of a year long project to discuss an artist born on each day of the year.

If you want to know which Artist was born on your Birthday?  A month by month, day by day calendar of famous artists born each day of the year is just HERE!