Category Archives: Exhibitions

Off again

New painting started today. Part of the same set:

Very happy with the November promotion on my Artfinder – 75% off all paintings. Have a browse.

I will be welcoming visitors for Artwalk Wakefield on Wednesday 29 November 5 -9pm. More exhibition news to follow.

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Inktober

Inktober, the online community drawing event finished today. There were optional prompts to follow: I did, it was an interesting way to work from some of my own photos and other sources. You can see my drawings here and the other work using #inktober

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Fall back

In the studio later today: I’m blaming the time change,  but it’s not really down to that. Completed the painting – it’s come together remarkably quickly (for my work process anyway) and I think will be the last from this source material.
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This time last year I was just starting the first of two London exhibitions. There are photos on my website here. I’m hoping to announce more shows soon.

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.

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.