Had to make space in my studio for art stuff so bikes are now hanging in the lounge instead of paintings #isitartthough 😂
#throwbackthursday my last visit to National gallery 😂 #unsavourypropositions
When you’ve only got a few minutes of studio time before getting to work, don’t bother trying to draw with lines…in a matter of seconds, the basic idea of the figure can still be described with shapes and areas of light…
Having a cuppa tea with my early birthday present from the hubster ❤️ the Earth without art is just “eh” ❤️ too right!!
So proud of @ollyollywally and @magicmalky who both claimed they “can’t draw” yet had the courage anyway to join me @Tate Britain for some sketching… we started with warmups, then went to the Henry Moore room to find shapes, and finally to the 1840s room to put those shapes to use… and look what they did ❤️ excellent drawings and also so intriguing to see their unique responses to that artwork, Chris tried a more abstract approach with a studious focus on pattern and line, while Olly went for an expressive and energetic depiction of the Athlete in motion. In both drawings, the conflict between man and beast, the strength and tension, is clear to see. Such a fun afternoon.
Every time I wear this scarf, I receive such lovely compliments... and there is more to say. The artisan’s name is Laeali Rishmawi and I bought it from her workshop in Bethlehem. It is hand-stitched and the patterns utilise traditional motifs in contemporary colours. Historically, the colour of the embroidery threads and the fabric along with the particular motifs would tell an intimate story of the woman wearing it; what village she is from, her hopes for the future… now, these embroidery pieces are sold to tourists as fashion but these scarves to me are much more than that. Laeali spent many hours to make this, to share her creativity, to exhibit hard-won skills, to make a living, to keep her culture alive. This is Palestinian embroidery.
Seeing paintings in a gallery that you’ve only seen in books is like fangirling over a celebrity you just ran into in the produce aisle at Whole Foods and then blurting out something stupid like, you’re a lot smaller in person than I thought you’d be… 😂
#MondayMotivation Now that I’ve painted lots of figures, it’s time to experiment with putting the figure someWHERE and having a play with relationships…colour, mood, objects… I love studio days…
#sundayfunday it’s peaceful and quiet right now… Sitting with a cuppa coffee and thinking about painting as I look at paintings… perfect Sunday morning…
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