Tag Archives: realism

Wintry conditions

Glad that the snow has gone and to get back into the studio. Have finished lecturing commitments for this year, so hopefully I can get a few more sessions in before 2018. Re the painting, I’m happier with the modelling, once this layer is dry I’ll reestablish some of the highlights.

Work in progress

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Daylight

Completed work on the painting today- helped by an early start and the fantastic weather. Titled ‘Daylight’. Will need a couple of weeks to dry now.

More work available via Artfinder soon. Please note any commission orders for Christmas(!) need to be in before the end of October, to allow for drying. Drawings and existing paintings need to be ordered before the 15 November to allow plenty of time for posting.

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.

Wet paint

A very wet day outside! Also wet paint… it’s at the nearly there stage.

Second stage of the day… still nearly there!

Exhibition news: I have two paintings in the Original 200 show at Cupola Gallery. As it’s September, Artwalk Wakefield is coming up too. More details at vivowen.co.uk

Online: still time to get 50% off with the code VIV-OWEN-50-6F0604 at Artfinder There’s also a new facility to commission through the website: have a browse.