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Canterbury

Canterbury art card 2015

‘Canterbury’ is a new note card/art card available from my Etsy shop. The original was painted a couple of years ago and has always been a bit of a favourite. It began life as a digital background for a student project in 2011 (see below) and I liked it so much that I decided to paint it. And print it. And frame it.

The landscape is based on several different photographs rather than a single location but it is still a typical Canterbury scene, even if I did leave out the rivers, the houses, and the sheep.

Canterbury poster background – original digital illustration, 2011

Canterbury poster background – original digital illustration, 2011

Canterbury – acrylic on canvas, 405 x 305 mm, 2013

Canterbury – acrylic on canvas, 405 x 305 mm, 2013

On the road again

On the road again – acrylic on canvas, 455 x 610 mm, 2015

On the road again – acrylic on canvas, 455 x 610 mm, 2015

Here is the final painting (click here to see the original post). Yes, the colours are a little unusual ― it makes me think of old photographs and also the way memories can play tricks on us.

‘On the road again’ is now available for purchase.

On the road again in more detail

On the road again, motorbike detail

Run away without leaving home (WIP)

On the road again, WIP – acrylic on canvas

On the road again, WIP – acrylic on canvas

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Twyla Tharp

Work in progress. Click here to see the original post.

Cheat

On the road again, WIP/underpainting – acrylic on canvas

On the road again, WIP underpainting — acrylic on canvas

“The moment you cheat for the sake of beauty, you know you’re an artist.” David Hockney

I’m not sure I agree with Mr Hockney on this point but I do like the quote… and I did ‘cheat’ a little with this composition by removing the car in the background and changing the colours (see photographs below). I hope to have another WIP ready to show you later in the week.

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