Hiya, this shy gal was part t of my drawing practice yesterday (in 2D). I loved the shy, awkward pose of this model and tried to convay this in this minimal gestural piece..
Hiya guys! Just wanted to let you know the great news!.. As you may know, I used to offer shipping included for most of my artworks on my website mirroring Saatchi Art's flat shipping rates. I did this in an effort to keep my prices as standardized as possible on all my online sites.
A few things have changed since though..
Saatchi Art's flat shipping rates have gone up.
Before Saatchi's hike in flat rate shipping prices it worked out great for my collectors as Saatchi's flat shipping rates at the time were even lower than the shipping rates I could get at the time. Though it was likely I would have to take a hit if the flat rate didn't cover the shipping cost, I didn't mind since I would not need to pay the normal commissions I usually have to when selling on other art sites.
Saatchi's rates have gone up recently however (I'm sure they, like me, still refund any extra to their customers though!)
I found and joined 'EasyParcel' that has cut some of my shipping rates down by a 3rd!
Not only am I able to get rates 3x lower than I used to, they are with reputable courier services like FedEx and TNT! I've now had a chance to test their services for quite a few shipments and am supremely happy with not only the pricing and quality of service but that all my packages arrived in good time and in perfect condition..
It doesn't make sense to mirror Saatchi's Flat Shipping Rate on my site anymore.
With Saatchi's hike in price and the much lower rates I am able to offer my collectors now, it just doesn't make sense to charge the rates Saatchi does on my own site and then go through the extra step of refunding the inevitable extra balance when I already know the cost will be much lower...
Best International Flat Rate.
Since this is my own site I have still made sure to offer the lowest possible international flat shipping rate I can to you guys using 'EasyParcel'.
Of course, as before, if it so happens that the shipping charges to your destination still turn out to be less than the lower flat rate I have added, your balance will still be refunded in full!
Okie, well you probably found that eye wateringly boring but just so ya know!! :)
Hi guys! So with a touch of trepidation I got back to this piece and I'm pretty happy it's turned out just as envisioned!.. The nature of this piece I feel lends itself to personal interpretation so I shy away from clarifying my own inspiration as I would like each observer to find meaning in it for themselves, independent of my own conceptual vision.
Hiya folks! Finally able to make this piece available after its final varnish. The final finish has a sort of satin matt look which I feel suits the piece best.
There are so many more light combinations to be explored with this angle, so I might even do more on this subject.
If you'd like to know more on this piece and how it was created click on the link below..
Thanks for dropping by!.. :)
Hiya guys! After my unavoidable hiatus with rather infrequent drawing practice sessions, I've been taking the opportunity to get back into my daily drawing habit, trying to regain fluidy and skills I feel had gone rather rusty after last year.
Still working on it but meanwhile here is one of my latest figural drawings!
(p.s. Included in Artfinder's 'Best of February' Collection!!)
Guess What! Artfinder is currently having a FREE SHIPPING promo this weekend, so if you're thinking of adding this or any artpiece to your collection, now's the time!!
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Hiya folks!,.. It's been a while hasn't it!. I'm coming out of a difficult year after caring for my dad through his last few months and long slow deterioration. There are no words to describe how it feels to see a loved one go thus... We miss him everyday now even though he had long been a shadow of himself.
Anyways, art has always pulled me through difficult times and I was working on this little print during his final days. I did one set with goldleaf for some artist friends (12 editions) and this set (below in only 8 editions) with silverleaf. I hadn't done any printmaking since my college days so I kept it simple.
This is the first time I've tried gilding a handpulled print and it's a bit tricky to do so, as each piece is supposed to be as identical as possible ( this is a mark of a good printmaker). To get the gilding pattern of each print as close as possible I used a stencil to apply the gilding paste and then continued with the gilding process as usual.
I wanted the silverleaf to be protected though, so a layer of Artist Varnish was applied just to the leaf alone.
These prints have only just been made available on Artfinder so if you're interested in adding one to your collection pop on by - 'Zen Dog' Silverleaf V/E Print .
Do drop me a message if you have any questions!
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It was great fun painting this alla prima oil of a subject matter so close to my heart, my mother and little cat (at the time) Crookshanks.
I wanted to really capture the early morning light as it shone brightly, illuminating the dark interior of my mother's bedroom. So, unlike the rest of the piece, the window area was left bare of any toned underpainting. The rest was painted with a limited palette over a toned ground of paynes grey, yellow ocher and raw umber.
Much of this toned ground is left uncovered in the final piece intentionally and background elements have been left with a rough unfinished look.
Vine charcoal was the perfect medium in helping to create this soft toned atmospheric piece.
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