This blog is made up of 5 photos/images that represent the stages that go into the process of creation of a woodland painting.
The wonderful Welsh woods that lie along the Parkmill Valley floor have given me years of inspiration for painting.
My easy 5 step guide to how to commission a painting from me. It’s really easy.
I am sometimes asked for advice on how to sell art online. To be honest, I feel like there is so much I don’t know about Art marketing but I did sell over 200 pieces, originals and prints last year. Half of these were direct sales to collectors so something’s working. Marketing and selling art takes an enormous amount of time (at least 50% of my day is spent on marketing) and effort but the great thing about it is that the longer you do it the more followers and fans you will gather.
Paints represent a sort of non-verbal language for me. I actually find it hard to put into words how I feel about paints. I have a “feeling” in my stomach and I want to wave my hands about a bit to express those feelings. I don’t know if other artists are like this. I see colours in life and think of the paints I might use to represent them on the canvas. This blog is about a particular shade of blue.
My painting of Bunbeg, Donegal. I liked the reflections of the clouds in the shallows, I thought it made for a dramatic composition. I thought the rain clouds also gave a better sense of the mercurial nature of weather of Donegal.
I have a number of special offers on paintings on my artweb website. There is a wide selection to choose from; oil paintings of landscapes, animal & people paintings, still lifes and interiors. These special offers are for the month of January only, and I do accept payment by installments (email me to discuss terms).
I recently painted two commissions that quite different from the typical paintings of animals or landscapes. My portrait of Kim Jong Un drew a strong reaction from some observers.
I have been practicing painting other people’s hounds. I like to do quick tonal acrylic sketches as a break from oil painting. It challenges to think about tonal value rather than colour.
Here’s part two of my review of 2018, all the paintings, prints and sketches I have sold via www.Artfinder.com or direct via my own website at www. emmacownie.artweb.com. Quite a few were commissions.