Category Archives: Exhibitions

Sunset 

Getting very autumnal in the studio today. There was a fantastic sunset- photo credit to my daughter! Some progress on the painting too.

Exhibition news: Original 200 continues at Cupola. Online via Artfinder.

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Mapping

Thinking about a nice comment I had about my work… someone thanked me for sharing the stages of the paintings, rather than just showing the ‘final’ piece. It made me think of another question that I found hard to answer: How do you know when a painting is ‘complete’? I enjoy getting feedback about the stages, but they also help with my own decision making. I think that the ‘sketches’ I make on computer are like a map: it shows me where I want to go, but the route and the destination might end up not as expected! Here’s the change from the first to the second layer:

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Changing phases of my paintings are the subject of Loop, a collaboration that I hope to screen soon on a larger scale.

 

Exhibition news: Original 200 continues at Cupola Gallery and Artwalk Wakefield is coming up on Wednesday 27 September: 5 – 9pm as usual.

Online sales through Artfinder, or the main website vivowen.co.uk

Day

Light and bright in the studio today, so I was able to get some decent photos of the painting ‘Day’, as promised. Started a new painting, which uses a similar palette- as usual they may or may not end up looking as if they belong together!

 

Exhibition news: Original 200 continues at Cupola Gallery and Artwalk Wakefield is coming up on Wednesday 27 September: 5 – 9pm as usual.

Online sales through Artfinder, and there will be a new page elsewhere soon.

Travelling

Finished the journey with this painting today. Surprisingly difficult to get the colour balance correct when it’s dark outside so I have jushzed* the saturation slightly:

Hopefully it’ll give an idea of how she turned out.

Exhibition news: Original 200 continues at Cupola Gallery and Artwalk Wakefield is coming up too. There will also be more recent work added to Artfinder – not this one yet as it needs some drying time. Email me via vivowen.co.uk for reservations and commissions.

*I’m sure this spelling is wrong, but it isn’t close enough for autocorrect to suggest alternatives! Edit: zhoosh or zhuzh. You knew what I meant.

50% off with Artfinder 

There’s still time to get 50% off with the code VIV-OWEN-50-6F0604 at Artfinder . New feature: commissions now also available via the site. 

Holiday photo

It is a Bank Holiday weekend, so I’ve been working today. Feel like it’s coming on:

Exhibition news coming soon. In the meantime, there’s a sale on via Artfinder – use the code GO-BIG for 15% off.  

Changes

A few developments on the latest painting. I need to remember, if it needs changing, change it: rather than try to keep the areas that I like. Need to allow drying time now, hope to be back soon.

A small gap between exhibitions at the moment! More details soon. I’m also making more pieces available via Artfinder as they become dry enough to package.