Hello dear Friend of Art, It is my pleasure to announce our First International Competition in Painting, Drawing, Collage, Mixed Media… If you are interested to participate please have a look at the conditions http://www.lessedra.com/projects.php?d=projects&id=1 and send your works in the next 3 months. Any comments, questions and suggestions are welcome! With my best wishes Continue Reading
Picturing Science 4th December – February 2011 Deadline for submissions 23rd October 2010 Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists both locally and nationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions. Each year, over 500 individual artists (excluding those participating in Arthouse) exhibit work in a range of open Continue Reading
Making it/Faking it 2010 open opportunities for artists at Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham 2nd October 2010 – January 2011 Deadline for submissions 20th August 2010 Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists both locally and nationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions. Each year, over 500 individual artists Continue Reading
This is lovely sunny pastel portrait of two dogs, their favourite toys depicted on a sunny day in their garden. The shadows within this piece are key as it tells the audience what time of day it is, where the sun is coming from and also most importantly gives the white dog a three dimensional Continue Reading
This is a watercolour of a snapshot in time from a student who is currently undertaking the painting and drawing diploma course. Its always interesting to see a piece like this, its a very candid, personal painting. it makes you wonder what the friends are discussing, where they are in the world, what were they Continue Reading
This is an excellent example of pen and ink work from a current student on the painting and drawing diploma course. There are many different techniques you can use with pen and ink and you can vary the colours of your ink too. Perhaps our students reading this could try sepia colours to give an Continue Reading
This is one of the most pleasing portraits my students have produced in the last few weeks, its full of warmth and contentment, great composition and the student has capture the texture and coat of the dog well. This is a pastel painting with the background left as the colour of the paper.
This student has created a superb self portrait for the painting and drawing diploma course. Its a pastel portrait and the student has used the medium well to create a very sculptural, solid image by paying close attention to the contours of the face. I hope you are inspired to have a go yourself!
This piece of work from a current landscape student really caught my eye. Its a very dynamic painting, lots of movement and texture within the painting strokes and the colours are superb. I think this is definitely a painting that people will stop and look at.
This is a new piece of work from one of my own students, she is a young artist currently practising tonal ranges and learning how to create three dimensional form by using various shading techniques. I think you will agree the pear looks very solid and realistic.