Traditional Art

Style

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in My grumpyArt, traditional Art | 0 comments

Style

Still pushing on the painting side of things. Created this image, not in the usual manner, and it isnt the best by a long shot. Its more about playing safe, or not in this case. I think its important to be creating as I am reading up on the topic of colour, composition and style. I am still struggling with the latter, colour and composition will improve with practice, my style is still very inconsistent and everywhere that someone has written about it, they always say it will come with time. How much time! Personally I think style will...

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Back to basics

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

Back to basics

Hi all, over the last week or so i have been going back to the beginning and looking over the basics of colour and structure, this stems from a lot of reading of http://www.conceptar.org. Its got tons of very good stuff, and has given me the incentive and drive to apply what i had learnt in the past and use it in my latest work. Sometimes you forget and need  to reaffirm some basic back into your workflow. This has started to send me down a path of re-evaluating my work and now i must search out a direction to channel all this new found...

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Rules of thumb

Posted by on May 10, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

Rules of thumb

Below are some interesting rules regarding painting or drawing taken from http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/drawing-lessons/improve-drawing/articles/ls-important-principles-lights-shadows.html   1. Objects are seen through contrasts of masses of light and masses of dark. 2. Appearances of light and dark are relative, any tone being light in comparison with darker tones, and being dark in comparison with lighter tones. 3. The shadow and cast shadow form together a mass of dark, in which, especially when objects are at a distance, details are...

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My Art

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

My Art

Got asked today, what I am trying to achieve when creating work. Difficult to answer this one. If I could give a direct answer then my life would be so much easier , for a start this site would not be called grumpyart.co.uk, it would be more like, happychappy.co.uk. On a serious note and to try and answer the question, I guess my work is quite a personal thing, and I have taken quite a big step in creating this site for a start, because when I start a painting and drawing its all about something I am trying to replicate, not...

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My Paint

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

My Paint

Anybody used mypaint. I like it for its simplicity, great for creating quick sketches, the assortment of brushes allow you to just create shapes, from which something may evolve, I create stuff using this process most of the time in my sketchbook (digital or otherwise) this one just started as a dark edge with some highlights, added a few perspective lines and just carried on from there, the people were added after i realised it looked like some shop fronts, added the squiggle that is the manaquin in the big window after the main person , who...

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Oriel Mon

Posted by on Feb 27, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

Oriel Mon

Just been for a trip to the local gallery, its changed a bit from my last visit, went to see a show by a guy called Iwan Gwyn Parry, an artist who taught me during my foundation year. Interseting body of work, his style has not changed much since he taught me, but in my opinion his work has improved greatly. Some very large canvases, and masses of vibrant colour, slightly abstract in some cases, but he does bring out a certain mood in his work. The work is, again, based on his experiences of the island, except you get the impression he is...

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Saint Anne, the Virgin, the child and Saint John

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

Saint Anne, the Virgin, the child and Saint John

Well I did say if I found my version of this drawing by leonardo I would put it up here, I havnt tried to replicate it identically, its just my version, i just wanted to try and imitate the flow of the drawing more than the lines. I havnt used chalk or toned paper just pen and pancil, I did however apply a wash of ink on the paper first,what do you think? Related Images:

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Sketchbook

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

Sketchbook

Finally got round to uploading some images from my sketchbooks, not sure whether it was the right move to show them to the world, but hey, what you goto to understand is that generally these would not be shown, and the beauty of that is you are totally free to express yourself without the fear of people knocking your work, although i wouldnt dream of calling my sketchbook work fantastic, i do feel that some of my best work in terms of freedom has been created in them. Related Images:

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Favourite drawing

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

Favourite drawing

Just thought I would post an image on here, Madona and child with st anne and the young st john(1507-08) had the privilege of seeing this for real at the National Museum a few years back, and its without doubt my most favourite image of all, I have attempted to replicate it a while back, if I find my copy I will post it,. its unbelieving to think how much work went into this image, its not small, its actually 1.41 m by 1.04m using charcoal and chalk on tinted paper. I love the complexity of the fine lines next to the subtle light shading...

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Studio work

Posted by on Feb 22, 2011 in traditional Art | 0 comments

Studio work

Well after about 6 months of construction I have finally started to move my gear into my new studio, its only small,(its part of a bigger garage/workshop I’v built). Dug out all my old sketchbooks(20’ish) and had a nostalgic journey looking through them. hopefully they will rekindle my enthusiasm for working without the ultimate aim of selling the work, as I find this always screws things up for me, I become far to precious, always thinking about whether people will like it, it then tends to become very safe,. Next step, add...

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