Category Archives: Abstract

Print & Pattern making

I’ve been having over fun over Christmas sketching ideas for prints and patterns inspired somewhat by the work of Finnish Design Company, Marimekko. I’m not sure why but I seem drawn to this type of imagery at the moment; collage, cutouts,

Print & Pattern making

I’ve been having over fun over Christmas sketching ideas for prints and patterns inspired somewhat by the work of Finnish Design Company, Marimekko. I’m not sure why but I seem drawn to this type of imagery at the moment; collage, cutouts,

John Mclaughin Artist

  Google images is better than a lucky dip. In brain burning research mode, looking for something to trigger a new impetus in my work, I put in a search for images of two of my favourite artists, Henri Matisse

John Mclaughin Artist

  Google images is better than a lucky dip. In brain burning research mode, looking for something to trigger a new impetus in my work, I put in a search for images of two of my favourite artists, Henri Matisse

Baaaad Artist…even worse Art critic.

Following from my post last week on the Uruguayan Artist Marcelo Viquez, I’ve been told, (by the Artist himself), that two of the works were not actually his (the first two), which is just a little embarrassing, so here are

Baaaad Artist…even worse Art critic.

Following from my post last week on the Uruguayan Artist Marcelo Viquez, I’ve been told, (by the Artist himself), that two of the works were not actually his (the first two), which is just a little embarrassing, so here are

Artem Krepkiy

  I absolutely love the work of  Artem Krepkiy who I found recently on the Behance network. He is a Ukranain, artist and illustrator based in Kiev, who seemsto be generating some interest at the moment. I am very impressed

Artem Krepkiy

  I absolutely love the work of  Artem Krepkiy who I found recently on the Behance network. He is a Ukranain, artist and illustrator based in Kiev, who seemsto be generating some interest at the moment. I am very impressed

Cy Twombly

After a few days away from home I got back to hear the news that my favourite living artist, Cy Twombly, had passed away. I had actually planned to write a post entitled “Is Cy Twombly the greatest living Artist?”

Cy Twombly

After a few days away from home I got back to hear the news that my favourite living artist, Cy Twombly, had passed away. I had actually planned to write a post entitled “Is Cy Twombly the greatest living Artist?”

Don’t draw what you see

I’ve been playing recently with less observational drawing and painting and more with my own kind of free association technique, (although surrealism is not what I’m aiming for). I just want to create a piece without any preconceived idea of

Don’t draw what you see

I’ve been playing recently with less observational drawing and painting and more with my own kind of free association technique, (although surrealism is not what I’m aiming for). I just want to create a piece without any preconceived idea of

Old man in his study

I think all of my favourite paintings and doodles are a combination of precision and accident. Although it would be difficult to find precision in this sketch, it was actually taken from an original photograph and not from my imagination.

Old man in his study

I think all of my favourite paintings and doodles are a combination of precision and accident. Although it would be difficult to find precision in this sketch, it was actually taken from an original photograph and not from my imagination.

more Politicians….

This time working with the same flat brush but in gouache instead of watercolour which results in  a flat more opaque colour and a little more aggressive.

more Politicians….

This time working with the same flat brush but in gouache instead of watercolour which results in  a flat more opaque colour and a little more aggressive.

Politicians

I was working from photos with a wide flat No.10 brush for these images. Sometimes I can’t help but get too involved in the detail of a painting or picture, especially when I’m not drawing from life. Using this kind

Politicians

I was working from photos with a wide flat No.10 brush for these images. Sometimes I can’t help but get too involved in the detail of a painting or picture, especially when I’m not drawing from life. Using this kind