These three images were done as painting demonstrations at a class I have been running for beginners working in oil paint. The purpose of the demonstrations was to get the students to look at colour within objects and not just paint what they think they see. The cooking apples above for example are green but there are many, many different shades of green within this simple subject creating tone, shape and form. The same can be said of the pink pot above and the brown jug in the central image. Both of these objects were a single colour but the reflections, highlights and shadows add a vast range of tones yet they still look like a pink pot and a brown jug. The coloured squares were done to illustrate the fact that by making subtle changes to the ratio of the mixes a vast range of colours can
be achieved from a very limited palette. The image on the left was done to illustrate the problems of making objects look round that are also transparent. Post published by Tomas King 24th March 2017
This painting forms part of a series I started some years ago of artist friends. The painting was created from life while the sculpture worked in her studio and was seventy five per cent complete at the end of the day. When I returned home I put it to one side and did not return to it until two years later. I love working spaces and they do not get much better than this. Post published by Tomas King 6th March 2017
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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.