A great day out painting on the Hook with an artist friend. Found this subject and the owners of the Old Farm (who were restoring it) kept us supplied with tea, coffee, biscuits and cakes all afternoon. Behind us was a panoramic view of the Hook Peninsula. Watercolour on paper 31cm x 49cm Post published by Tomas King 7th September 2016
Another study of artist friend Tom Roche, this time a charcoal done in my studio about two months ago. It measures approx. 42cm x 28cm and will be added to my studio collection of paintings and drawings of artist friends.
'At the Close of Day' above, is yet another image taken from my Norfolk sketchbook. This sketchbook, created some years ago, has proved a wonderful source of material, especially over
the last few months as the summer has not been very good here and it has been difficult to get out to paint. I have been revisiting this material as my work has changed since the sketchbook was first created, The inspiration for this came from a request to do a talk on my painting style and a demonstration at a local library. The painting was three quarters finished at the library and completed back at my studio. It measures 12" 16" and is oil on canvas-board. Post published by Tomas king 17th July 2016.
Another painting created from a sketch in my Norfolk sketchbook, this time from April 2000. That's one of the great things about sketchbooks, the material is timeless. It measures 28cm x 48cm (11"x 19") and was painted in oil on canvas paper. The original sketch was a watercolour. Post published by Tomas King 26 - 04 - 2016
This oil image, 'Fair Weather Clouds on Fallow Fields' was developed from a watercolour sketch in a sketchbook done in 1999. I decided to use it as the basis for a painting demonstration at a recent class to illustrate how to use sketchbooks and how to translate from one medium to another. The painting was two thirds complete at the demonstration and I liked it so much I decided to finish it later. Fair Weather Clouds on Fallow Fields, oil on canvas board. 30cm x 41cm (12"x 16") Post published by Tomas King 9th April 2016
The two still-life paintings on this post were done as demonstrations at a class I was giving. The charcoal drawing was done to illustrate tone and form before proceeding to the painting above. The painting below was done at a following session to demonstrate drawing with a brush.
Top: Still-Life with Pink Jug. Oil on canvas 25cm x 30.5cm (10"x 12") Bottom: Still-Life with French Pot. Oil on canvas-board 30cm x 41cm (12"x 16") Post published by Tomas King 9th March 2016
Tomas will be conducting a life painting weekend in the county of Wexford, Ireland, on the 19th and 20th March 2016. For expressions of interest contact: Art at the Malthouse at email@example.com
I had not done any charcoal drawing since leaving art college and it was a pleasure to try my hand at it again. Jessica above is on a full sheet of cartridge paper as is the image below. The image of Tara at the bottom is a smaller ten minute study.
It should have been a life painting session but the model became ill so we decided to do the job ourselves. Three of us took a turn each for forty minutes. Above is my painting of Tony Robinson, oil on oil paper 38cm x 40cm, and below is Tony Robinson's painting of me, oil on panel 36cm x 28cm
What a great Face! My first time painting a black person which presented a whole new set of challenges but very rewarding. Oil on Canvas 45cm x 60cm (18"x 24") Post published by Tomas King 18th - 12 - 2015
It should have been a life painting session but because of a mix-up the model failed to appear so Selina, one of our regular painters, decided she would sit to have her portrait painted. She is a very colourful lady in all respects so it was a joy to paint her. The image is oil on unprimed canvas-board 40cm x 40cm (16"x 16"). Post published by Tomas King 16 - 12 - 2015
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FROM THE BOOKROOM
Reference is made in my posts to books from my collection which I have been putting together for thirty five years. Though it is not great in size many of the publications are long out of print. I also have an extensive collection of cuttings from newspapers and magazines on a wide range of subjects.
A SELECTION OF PAST EXHIBITION INVITATIONS
The Fantasia Collection is a complete contrast to my normal painting style crossing the barrier between fine art and design. Each subject begins as a random series of free-style thumbnail drawings created more from the sub conscience than the conscience mind. They reflect my love of pattern and colour and are limited only by the boundaries of the mind. The Fantasia images are available as limited edition Giclee Prints. For further information regarding sizes and prices follow the link to Studio Tomas King shop.
A process for making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing with fade resistant archival inks. The word giclee is an invented word derived from the French language word 'le gicleur' meaning nozzle, or more specifically 'gicler' meaning 'to squirt, spurt or spray'. Check out Tomas's prints by clicking on the Prints Tab at the top of this blog.