Vincent Van Gogh Tribute by Marc A Turner 30th March 2016

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Vincent Van Gogh Tribute

As a tribute to one of the worlds best known and loved painters I felt the urge to spend the day painting after and in the style of Vincent Van Gogh who was born on this day 163 years ago after he caught an infection in a wound from an incident where he shot himself.

Vincent Van Gough, his Style of Painting

There was only one man that made post-impressionisms what it became and no other artist or painter will ever take his style of painting and turn it into their own, however we will always strive to follow his brush strokes using his colour palette and to try to emulate him as best we can.

Paintings after and in the style of Vincent Van Gogh By Marc A Turner.

Landscape with Green Corn after Vincent Van Gogh by Marc A Turner

Landscape with Green Corn after Vincent Van Gogh by Marc A Turner

Portrait of Van Gogh by Marc A Turner

Portrait of Van Gogh by Marc A Turner

I painted this portrait of Vincent Van Gogh with his bleeding ear, he is in the arms of Rembrandt because Rembrandt had such an influence on Vincent Van Gogh from the day Vincent saw The Jewish Bride, it is said that he was transfixed to it and couldn’t move, he tried to work out how Rembrandt has achieved such a result by just making markes and not actually painting what was there. So not only amateur painters learn from the masters.

Painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh

sunflower fields 1200mm x 900mm

Still work to be done on the sun flowers as the paint is so thick it gets hard to work on, what a learning curb.

Marc;)

Turner Basic Oil Painting Course at Castle Park Art Centre 29th March 2016

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Turner Basic Oil Course at Castle Park Art Centre

what a brilliant result from a group of excellent students at the Turner basic oil course at the Castle Park Art Centre, It was an excellent venue with the right atmosphere and brilliant lighting for everyone on the course and as you can see, excellent results.

The colour wheel image image image

The work was based on creating a colour wheel using only the 3 primary colours but in both the warm and the cool range of each colour, we then mixed the secondary colours, as this is the basic course it is important not to try to take to much knowledge in all at once and to constantly repeat the information so it becomes second nature, once the basics are grasped and fully understood it makes everything in the future easier to understand.

Value scale

we created a value scale in black and white and a further scale using red and green so this can be used as a reference for the future.

Also not how clean and tidy the painting palettes are.

marc;)

 

Turner Basic oils Painting course, Still Life, oil over Tempera after Chardin

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Turner Basic Oil Painting Course

The students on the Turner basic oil painting course carried out a study using distemper to create an under painting and then complete the oil painting over the distemper under painting, the painting of Apples, Pear and a stone cup after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin, as we are on week eight of the course everyone managed to put their own mark on the subject with excellent results.

Tutor Study of Apples, pear and a stone cup after Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin

Chardin B Chardin C Chardin G Chardin J Chardin M Chardin P Chardin

The Turner basic oil painting course is structured for the complete beginner or people wishing to get back into oil painting, it deals with many aspects of painting from colour mixing, learning about the values in painting, the basics of 1 and 2 point perspective and a list of painting methods such as direct and indirect painting.

Marc takes the students through a step by step process to get everyone to have a good grounding for painting anything.

The feedback has been positive with students stressing that they have learned more in a few classes than they have learned on any other course.

Marc believes that anyone can learn to paint and encourages everyone to have a go and realise the joy of creating your very own masterpiece.

Happy painting, Marc;)

 

Painting of Warrington from Fox Cemetery

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Painting of Warrington from Fox Cemetery

On 11th March whilst making a painting of Warrington from Fox Cemetery, some walkers came past and asked if they could have a look at how my painting was getting on, James and Doug write a daily blog on their travels and James asked if he could take a photo for his blog, I was delighted as I didn’t have my camera with me and even more delighted to find it on the blog at; www.narrowboatchance.blogspot.com

Unfortunately I hadn’t been there very long so not much of the painting had been done at this stage, it was starting to get cold and within a couple of hours I was forced to give up with frozen fingers.

Photo taken by James from www.narrowboatchance.blogspot.com

Photo taken by James from www.narrowboatchance.blogspot.com    

This is as far as I got before my hands froze

This is as far as I got before my hands froze

Still Life in Distemper after Chardin

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Still Life in Destemper after Chardin

An excellent  still life in distemper, the group taking on the challenge of completing the under painting of, Still life with Pear apples and a stone cup after Jean Baptist Chardin, the under painting is completed in distemper ready for completion in oil paints.

Student sketch study after Chardin

Student sketch study after Chardin

Still life, apples pear and stone cup after Chardin

Still life, apples pear and stone cup after Chardin

Student study of a Chardin

Student study of a Chardin

 

Woman Artist

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Woman Artist

Woman artist have always been around but not recognised, yet some of the greatest artist we have ever had have been women from all areas of the world.

More and more women are starting to get recognised for their input into the art world and I have fount in my tutoring over the years, that more women are learning to paint than men, and gone are the times when women are told what they can and cant create, this is not only a good thing for women, this is good for the world be move forwards in the realisation that we are all equal and have our own ways of creating.

For women artist, the future is bright.

Paintings of a few women artist.

Artemisia Gentileshi

Artemisia Gentileshi

Berthe Morisot

Berthe Morisot

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

Lilla Cabat Perry

Lilla Cabat Perry

Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Bran

Louise Elisabeth Vigee Le Bran

Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas

Mary Cassatt

Mary Cassatt

Natalia Goncharove

Natalia Goncharove

Paula Modersohn-Backer

Paula Modersohn-Backer

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Artist Birthday 2nd March, Jean-Francois Gilles Colson

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Artist Birthday 2nd March 1733

Jean-Francois Gilles Colson was born in Dijon on 2nd March 1733

He was taught by his farther and was eventually employed by the Duke of Bouillon as the Architect, sculptor and painter, he was also known to work on the gardens, his finest works are his portraits.

Jean died in Paris on 1st March 1803.

Jean-Francois Gilles Colson  Jean-Francois Gilles Colson the young dreamer