I was lucky to get a free place on the Royal West of England Academy Zoom workshop run by Catherine Knight. The topic was Finnish Summer landscapes. First week we copied a landscape from a selection of Finnish artists. . I have always loved this oil by Gallen-Kalleila since first seeing it in the National Gallery, London. They bought it in 1999. Second week we did an oil from our own images. I had painted Findhorn Bay in November (outdoors at 5.C) but still had images of amazing sunsets I wanted to paint. I don't paint from photos normally but we are still in lockdown.
Rapper Professor Green - Stephen Manderson. Carolyn Lamb. Pencil. 14 Jun 2020. Stephen was being painted live online by Tom Mead and viewers could watch them chatting and Tom's portrait evolve, plus do one's own version. This is my sketch from my first Facebook Live portrait painting session via Sky TV's Portrait Artist of the Week show. There is also a tiny sketch of Tai-Shan Schierenberg when he appeared on screen for a few moments.
This weeks Stuck at Home challenge was to take a Classical Greek, Roman or Egyptian statue and set it in time and place. So using Classical Sculpture by George Hanfmann, London,1967 I found two Greek bronzes which could be fitted together as dancers at an outdoor disco. The background is from Monodendri beach, Paxos. Praying Boy, Greece, c 300 B.C. Staatcliches Museum, Berlin and Fleeing Girl, 350.B.C. Museo Archaeologico, Florence.
Red Chestnut blossom. C Lamb. 11 May 2020. Micron Brush pens on Poplar Bark. This weeks challenge was to paint with a medium or support you had never used before. While walking by the river I found bits of bark from a felled poplar tree. The inside is reasonably smooth so I thought it a good support for an ink drawing. Wind had also blown the blossom off the chestnut tree and this acted as my model. Poplar planks were the support used by Italian Early Renaissance painters but bark would have been used for kindling.
trying to paint on top of a cliff in november