This blog moved to dace-art.blogspot.co.uk. But now I have moved it back. I’ll get myself straightened out eventually.
A nearly finished large oil painting. You will be able to see this at the Open Studios, Richmond 21-23 June.
The quotation is attributed to Plato by Plutarch. I have not been able to discover the exact reference.
Portraits are always more lively when done from the live model – quite a challenge when your sitter is a child.
No matter what I do, the colours never quite come out the same on the computer.
Here is the little painting currently on display at the group exhibition at Riverside Gallery, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond TW9 1TP (click for map), 1 June – 27 July 2013.
Want to see lots of art by lots of local artists in Richmond upon Thames? 21-30 June 2013.
I sometimes copy old master paintings. This is partly because I like them and partly because I want to learn how they did them. Of course I read up on the theory (Eric Hebborn’s The Art Forger’s Handbook is a good place to start, and looking at unfinished work and artist’s sketches in museums is another). But actually doing it reveals what one does and does not know.
My Art web site got messed up when I changed internet service provider, so I am starting from scratch. Come back frequently for more!
I made this drawing a long time ago. Abigail is now a craftsperson and 3D designer. See her stuff at www.abigaildace.co.uk.