A blog about my visit to local junior school as part of their St David’s Day celebrations. I was representing Welsh Art, as I have lived and painted in Wales most of my adult life. It was a delightful experience.
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.
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.
My review of my sales of 2018. It’s really important to take stock, and celebrate the success you have achieved and thank all the supporters and collectors who have helped you over the year. Thank you.
I have had an ambivalent relationship with painting clouds. My approach to painting clouds has been transformed by looking at and painting Irish skies.
The sparkling autumn light is stunning. From a painter’s point of view is more interesting than summer light. I find it ironic that there’s less light around but its better quality, from an artists’ point of view. I still have not adjusted to the clocks going back last month, and I am still waking at 5 -5.30am!