Tag 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.

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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. 

Artfinder Art of the Day

Exciting to be Art of the Day on Artfinder! 

Reveal is the painting they have chosen to feature. I’ll be adding more paintings to the site soon, you can always send me an email if you are interested in a painting that is not yet added.

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We want more pixels- but we want them now!

One of the problems with updating you from the studio is that when I come to see the photos later on my PC, they don’t look very good quality: the colours are muddier and the focus isn’t great. Here are some higher resolution photos of my latest painting (still no title as yet!) and the stages of the painting from today taken with my proper camera. In future I think I’ll wait to use the high quality images before posting- unless you like the immediate approach. (I share photos from the studio on Instagram so you can always see them at vividlyvivowen ) Let me know what you think!

Completed painting: oil on canvas 40 x 40 x 3cm

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Underpainting: burnt umber, prussian blue, chrome yellow, alizarin crimson, titanium white13Aug17 1

Second layer: continued same day13Aug17 2