Negative Attitude or Attitude Negated?

Recent news headline:School closures, ‘He’s not getting up until one o’clock’ The story focussed on the problems of getting students to knuckle down to home learning during Covid-19 lockdown. Two mothers gave their views on the situation for their children. One of the mothers said her children were “keen to get back to school …Continue reading “Negative Attitude or Attitude Negated?”

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 inContinue reading “Art in the time of lockdown #7”

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 workingContinue reading “Art in the time of lockdown #6”

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 beContinue reading “Art in the time of lockdown #5”

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 selectContinue reading “Art in the time of lockdown #2”

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.Continue reading “Emergence from Lockdown”