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Posts from the ‘Painting’ Category

Swimmer

October 12, 2011

kaw

This is quite a large canvass, not sure the colour quite comes to life in this image, it’s really bright turquoise.

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Portraits

October 4, 2011

kaw

Here’s the brilliant stand up and comic actor the (be warned) quite rude Michael Legge, a friend from a few years ago now. I wanted to make a series of portraits of comics, but alas this was the only one in the end. So the title of this post ought to be portrait, actually.

Fireplace

September 15, 2011

kaw

Fireplaces, they’re all different and a brilliant focus for the personal taste of their owners. Hang a fireplace over your….fireplace and the next picture of your fireplace will become a sort of infinite vortex of hearthness, sucking the whole room and house into the picture. Not really.

Gardens

September 15, 2011

kaw

Gathering all the bits of work I want to be on this portfolio site I’m realising that I have a bit of an affinity for gardens.

Above: This is the sketch for this painting, the real thing is behind glass at it’s owners and too reflective to make a good image.

Above: This garden is lovely in all seasons but here in early autumn it’s particularly good.

Above: Hm… maybe washing lines are another developing theme? The owners of this painting were just about to move from this pretty old terraced house to somewhere grander and wanted a record of the children in the garden.

Marmite

September 15, 2011

kaw

A gift for a parting friend who went to live in Spain, so purposefully full of Britishness. I kept a photocopy for my kitchen, I like Marmite.

On the theme of kitchenalia, here’s another one featuring the knife and apple. I loved the drawings and painting of my tutor at art school, the late Tom Fairs, and the knife and apple is homage to his still lives. I wish I had 10% of his talent, 5% even. He was the most amazingly clever and inspiring man, and a wonderful artist and stained glass craftsman. His paintings are absolutely beautiful, have a look.

Croatian Evening

September 15, 2011

kaw

I painted this for myself after a lovely Croatian holiday with lovely people from Slovenia. The feeling of a luke warm shower in the garden as evening fell after the most boiling of days was amazing. I have a picture of this but I can’t find the original – which I’m sad about, I’d put it up in my bathroom if I could find it…

Trompe l’oeil Garden

September 15, 2011

kaw

Now, I don’t claim to be a trompe l’oeil expert, but, on reflection, I’m pretty pleased with this. Positioned by the owners so that whilst sitting inside they can  survey their small town garden, and, through a (fake) shady arbour, the vista of their (imaginary) estate beyond. The real fountain just in front of it was a touch of genius on their part too.