AN INTERESTING SALE
There have been some interesting sales recently including Andalusia and Andalusia II to a buyer in Hong Kong for his house in Andalucia. This will also lead to a visit to his Andalusian house next year for a commission!
WORK ON SHOW
A few pictures sent in from buyers of work now framed up and on display in their homes. Thanks for the shares 🙂
FUN WITH GESSO and BOLE
I have finally started making bespoke frames for my work. Each new painting will have an individually made frame suitable for that work. The basic frames and passepartout (inner frame) blanks are being made by my framer and then I begin the long process of applying gesso to both. Gesso is a mixture of Rabbit skin size and marble dust which is painted on the the frame and once dry it is sanded smooth with wire wool. Five or six layers are applied and then the resultant white smooth frame can be wash painted or gold leafed. Below is a bit of the process ‘in action’ 🙂
Bole is a guilders clay in a variety of colours and can be used with a mix of clay and rabbit skin glue, painted on to a frame and polished before being varnished with shellac. Other Bole clays such as the red can be used under gold leaf to give the leaf a warm gold finish. Below are some of the results.
I have been showing work with three other artists under the Yorkshire Colourists banner, firstly at Globe in Slaithwaite and presently in a large local doctors surgery. Watch this space!
Eight paintings were delivered to Purple Gallery in Birmingham destined for their Summer and Landscape exhibitions. Its always a delight seeing the gallery owners Colin and Jane and fingers crossed for some sales. Here are a few of the pieces.
I had an interesting article published in the Huddersfield Examiner about what paintings sell and why. I am not sure I am any the wiser but do have a look.
A lovely five page spread in Yorkshire Life magazines May edition. Plenty of pictures and a few words of sagely art wisdom 😉
Here is the link and you can find me on pages 71-78: