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 #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 #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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Emergence from Lockdown

Here is my second image manipulation using the program Affinity. Very early days, and a lot of new skills to learn. Enjoyment is the key, and this certainly punches above its weight on that score. Process My starting point was to photograph three life study sketches and two oil pastel studies I’d made at college.…

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Girl at a Window: lockdown

I have written about lockdown from various angles but now I am beginning to approach it from a purely creative stand.

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Uncertain Industry: a view

I love photography and I love capturing images of industry. Then turning them on their head. Icons of industry and mechanisation are as beautiful and fascinating as the landscape they are in, but for me it is the blending that holds more interest.Whenever we visit Rugby I look forward to the moment when the cement…

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