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Paris Mural

September 22, 2011

kaw

This is a mural I did as a teenager – in my old bedroom. Quite a feat looking back. I loved Paris and someone taught me how to blow up an image, well, my favourite picture of the place by M. Fegendrey, Place du Tertre, a rainy evening in spring, (summer?) got the treatment. It’s just a tiny bit kitch, but I like it. I can’t show it looking pristine, it’s the wall of an office now, hence junk (sorry). The point is, as I did with theatrical scene painting years later, I can blow things up.

   The original print, used to blow up the image onto the wall.

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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.

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.