01 June, 2012

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THE MEADOW

Wahaay!! An oil painting at last. I saw something like this on the internet and thought I'd have a stab at painting a flowery meadow myself. It didn't come out as I wanted, but when I posted this on FaceBook, it received an unexpectedly good amount of praise and my sister "claimed" it for her house.

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

A good place to muse on oil painting in Western art history online, I find, is at this site at wahooart.com. There is a huge
archive of digital images of artwork now housed in art museums around the world.

The company makes canvas prints and hand-painted, oil painting reproductions to order, from your selection of images
from this big archives.

It's some resource for art lovers and historians. There are many images of works by famous artists of the past that I have
never seen.

From their home page at wahooart.com, you can browse by the hundreds of artists there, movements in art, art media,
historical timeline and even by subject matter. There is much biographical information about the artists.

I am always fascinated by the way the 19th century English landscape painter, William Turner, used layers of luminous
oil paint to recreate his blazing landscapes. Clicking http://
EN.WahooArt.com/@/WilliamTurner
, I find his paintings indexed in a floating 3D gallery at the site.

Our Own Art-Club!

Each Friday we go to the local Art-Club in Horwich. It's a thriving club with a broad range of people of all ages and skill-levels. Apart from the regular painting sessions, we have many professional artists visiting us to demonstrate their skills and to run workshops.

But sometimes, it's nice when just a few friends get together mid-week too, and so here we are in Simon's "studio", benefitting from the skill and experience of his father, Brian Waddington. It looks a bit cramped in there, but we were just huddled together to fit in the photo frame :-)



And you can drink beer in this club! :-)