Art in the time of lockdown #7

“Listless in Lockdown” Process and back story: The sketches I had made quite some time ago: the man at a ‘life class’ that was part of a course for ‘Primary School Art Co-ordinators’ about 25 years ago, and the woman while in hospital a few years after that.The composition was created from six layers in…

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Art in the time of lockdown #6

“All the Flowers are Dying” Inspiration: Sunflowers (Tournesols in French), Vincent van Gogh,two series created late 1880s Van Gogh’s series of ‘Sunflowers’: the first of sunflowers lying on the ground (in Paris), the second of sunflowers in a vase (in Arles).He had lived with his brother Theo while in Paris, then when in Arles and working…

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Art in the time of lockdown #5

“The Queue” Process for both images I used photographs I had taken over the past ten years, then worked on them in Adobe Photoshop Elements the speech bubbles are from the standard Shapes Tools Inspiration: Fountain, Marcel Duchamp,original ‘ready-made’ was dated 1917 This particular artwork proved to have such an intriguing back-story that I’ll be…

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Art in the time of lockdown #3

“The Dog Walkers” Process: image entirely manipulated in Adobe Photoshop Elements I chose four images: one of garden for background, and three of me working in our garden used ‘Clone Tool’, ‘Smudge Tool’, ‘Shapes Tool’, and ‘Paint Brush Tool’ to draw, add colour, and blend ‘Grass’ and ‘Dune Grass’ in the ‘Brush Tool’ created foreground…

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Art in the time of lockdown #2

“any colour but blue” Process: all the processing for this image was in Adobe Photoshop Elements I set up my easel and placed three of my on-going paintings behind I propped up some blank canvases, placed the largest one on the easel and added some blue paint tubes and brushes on the side to select…

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Art in the time of lockdown #1

There have been so many wonderful images coming out of this time of lockdown. I thought it would be fun to put my own spin on some well-known, and perhaps not so well-known artworks from the past. “me loving me” Inspiration: Howard Hodgkin’s “Lovers” created 1984-9, oil on canvas British artist who spent much time…

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