We are a group of 5 artists based in Hitchin. Our inspirations are drawn from within and our techniques are different, but together we unite in a love of art and an aim to please. If you've stumbled on our Blog through a search engine...maybe you should visit www.SG5Art.com
...and because I thought the detail of this one was so 'gawjus' I've zoomed in for all to see - hope that's ok, if not then...get Blogging yoursef asap!! Don't forget you can click on any image in the Blog to view it larger.
Hello everyone this is my first time, so bear with me. I have started my painting of Ms Booth and I thought you might be interested in the way I work. So, to quote Frank, this is my way.
Having badly sketched Sarah, I then photographed her. I then play about a bit on the PC, mix up some images and get an idea of how I want it to look. (Fig 1). Then I sketch again (fig 2) before transferring to canvas. I will underpaint in acrylic before setting out with the delicious oils. Utterly madness, time consuming but I kind of get it all wrong unless I do this.
Also attached is the still unfinished Martha etc .
Oh golly, everything is in the wrong place!!! Sharon you'll have to give me a lesson.
See you all in a mo.
I am fascinated by the random and beautiful colours and patterns that can be created by photographing lights, at night. I've many images which delight me where I have moved the camera to create shapes or obscure the stillness of the night. This image was taken at Robbie Williams concert, Knebworth, then manipulated later.
Can anyone think of a title for this? I'm blowed if I can. The colour mix pleases me and the plastic creases invite and trick my fingers to touch what is only a flat image. It is a section of an owl-themed totem-pole, made from carrier bags, which was one of the art pieces from Rhythms of the World.
If you're reading this, then you must have got my invitation to join our Blog, last meeting (well every meeting really) you keep saying "we need a website" then I get the sideyways glances, but I thought this option might be a worthwhile starting point(and we can all contribute and share info/ideas). It's fun (or am I not getting out enough?)
I added two bags of red onions to my shopping list this weekend, and here's what I did with them. I experimented with RAW images on my camera, but after taking various shots & formats on the lovely sunny Sunday we had, it was this JPEG version that most pleased me.
I now have 21 (yes 21) red onions to eat (and you can only see 7 in my final image!!)