Tuesday, 23 November 2010

forthcoming exhibition in market harborough

I've been painting madly to produce some small works for an upcoming exhibition with a small group of friends.

We meet up once a month to discuss art, crit work in progress, go to shows, put on exhibitions several times a year and generally talk about anything art related - and lots more besides :>).

These are some images that are going to be printed as cards - it means people have something affordable if they can't buy a painting.

They are all computer manipulated so aren't reproductions of work but are based on work I've done and exist only in this form. More here.

I'm also responsible for the publicity, posters and fliers - if you can make it do come and see us.

< Click the poster for further details if you are in the area

And keep your fingers crossed for us on the first weekend of December :>)

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Schönbrunn Park - after Klimt

Schönbrunn Park (after Klimt)
Caran d'ache Neocolour in Derwent Black Book
copyright Katherine Tyrrell
I'm studying Klimt landscapes at the moment - and also testing new art materials, specifically the new Black Book by Derwent.  This is the result.

It's an "after Klimt" drawing of Schönbrunn Park - specifically of the tall trees and one of the pools and the reflections.  He likes trees a lot but also seems to rather like water in his paintings.

I'm trying to get my head round both how he composes his images and the marks that he makes.  I think this one is rather better at the former and not too good at the latter!  I was missing some mid green colours which are needed to make this a more effective colour match.

The necolour crayons certainly work very well with the Black Book and I think they might become the preferred media for this sketchbook of smooth black paper.  Now to see if they sink in (the perennial problem with black paper) or remain on the surface!  What I have discovered is that there's absolutely no point in wetting them on this paper as they go to nothing.

Note:   This is a link to the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria - which is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and a tour through the park