Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was born in New York in 1923, and was an American Pop Artist. Lichtenstein is famous for his bold and bright paintings, painted in a comic strip style. The minimal colour choice in his paintings reflected typical printing techniques of the time and often he used very bright primary colours, coupled with seriesContinue reading “Roy Lichtenstein”

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh was born in 1853 and was a Dutch Post Impressionist Painter. Van Gogh is arguably one of the most famous painters, both for his art work and his tormented existence. In his earlier life, Van Gogh sought out work in religion and teaching but as time drew on, he took the teachingsContinue reading “Vincent Van Gogh”

Giorgio Morandi

Giorgio Morandi was born in 1890, and was an Italian painter. Morandi is most know for his extensive still life paintings, called “Natura Morta” in Italian. Morandi used oil paints to create his works and often used very muted tones of grey, cream and pale pastel colours. Morandi used a variety of everyday objects foundContinue reading “Giorgio Morandi”

Georgia O’Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe was born in 1887 and is arguably one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. O’Keefe was an American artist and is widely known for her depictions of flowers, abstracts and landscapes, however O’Keefe also painted still life such as the example below, “Peach and Glass”. There is a real intensityContinue reading “Georgia O’Keefe”

Armand Fernandez

Armand Fernandez was born in 1928 and was a French-American Painter, and well known for his still life collections, accumulations and assemblages. “Arman” as he preferred to be referred to as, was concerned with the society we were living in of consumption and consumerism. Arman did use lithography in some of his works using realContinue reading “Armand Fernandez”

Body of Work Series

The exciting debut solo exhibition by Rachel Matton opens Saturday 12th September 2020 at The Lounge, Thames-Side Studios, Woolwich, London, SE18 5NR. The exhibition features eight abstract pieces from her collection ‘Body of Work’ which will be on display until Friday 25th September 2020. “Painting is a form of escapism, when I’m painting I amContinue reading “Body of Work Series”

Portfolio Selection: Understanding Painting Media

My work on Understanding Painting Media has drawn to a close and now it’s time to pull together a portfolio of work to share with the assessors! In this blog post I will be selecting 15-20 pieces to whittle down to the final selection to put forward for critique. Here is my initial selection below:Continue reading “Portfolio Selection: Understanding Painting Media”

The History of Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is now a popular material widely used in the art world due to its many positive qualities, as it is affordable, non-toxic, water based and quick-drying. However it is a relatively new painting medium, in comparison to oil or watercolour paints. It is widely recognised that the compounds for acrylic paint were firstContinue reading “The History of Acrylic Paint”

Depicting your environment

Thinking about how I might like to depict my environment for the final assignment of Understanding Painting Media, with the Open College of Arts, I began to consider all of the previous work and exercises I had undertaken to date. I thought about the different practices and techniques I used and decided that monotype printingContinue reading “Depicting your environment”

Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville was born in 1970 in Cambridge, England. Saville is a contemporary British painter and an original member of the Young British Artists. She is well known for her large-scale painted depictions of nude women. Saville gained her degree at the Glasgow School of Art in 1992, and went on to study women’s studies at the UniversityContinue reading “Jenny Saville”