Artists & Ecology 4 : Paintings of Potatoes – Semences – early still lives

Paintings of Potatoes Following on the walnuts, here’s some more brown, earthy still-lives. ‘Gardez vos Oignons, ce sont mes Patates’ 1996 Oil on Panel approx 24 x 23cm (9,5 x 9 inches). © The Artist. 150 euros via PayPal ‘Semence (Hommage à José Bové)’ 2001 Oil on Canvas 76 x 63 cm ( 30 x…

Walnuts #2

Oil on Panel 15 x 30cm (approx 6 x 12 inches). © adam cope sold about walnuts… Walnuts are one of the principal crops of the Dordogne & feature in our regional cuisine. The orchards are very beautiful places. It’s quiet common to see large walnut trees in the middle of fields or near to…

Quatre Carte-Postales de Mon Co-Locataire, l’Hibou

I’ve been invited to exhibit in the 4eme Festivale de Flore Faune en Périgord. Details & dates to follow in next post. Here’s what I’m putting in, boxed up along with the bilingual explanation notes.  Quatre Carte-Postales de Mon Co-Locataire, l’Hibou (fr) = Fur Post Cards of my Room Mate, the Owl. (en)   >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>…

Realism vs.’visions’ in Palaeolithic Cave Art

‘ The Valley Spirit’ 1997 Oil 56 x 76 cm – 22 x 30 inches © The Artist. Email me for details about buying this painting The Mind in the Cave by David Lewis-Williams “ How, the, did people come to make representational images of animals and so forth out of projected mental imagery? I…

Marcilhac sur Célé – how to draw rocks & cliffs -stone lithography

First Posting of Two Posts part two, second post  – Leonardo dea Vinci’s drawings of rocks ‘Postcard from Marcilhac sur Célé’ 1996 15 x 10 cm Stone Lithography © The Artist. Edition sold out. My Personal Experience of an Artist’ s Residency In 1996, I won an artist-in-residency to make limited editions of stone lithographs…

PLEIN -AIR WIP: What happens to oil paint in extreme cold & heat

’42° Degrees Centigrade’ 1997 Oil on Gessoed Card approx 30 x 40 cm © The Artist. SOLD What happens to oil paints in sub zero temperatures In answer to Stew’s question, what happens to oil paints in sub zero temperatures, it’s easiest to divide the question into three parts: 1. What happens to the paint…

Trees – 1995

‘Trees’ 1995 99 x 48,2 cm (39 x19 inches) © The Artist. Absent from posting these two weeks. I did however get this down from the attic, whilst battling with the leaking roof. Knowing when to stop working on a painting… There’s a whole backlog of unphotographed paintings up there. I did the odd retouch…

Raincloud over Monbazillac

Raincloud over Monbazillac 1999 Watercolour. 33 x 24cm © The Artist. Stripping out old fames & replacing with new watercolours for next year’s shows. Here’s an oldie. Have I progressed since 1999? Well I feel more at ease with wet & spontaneous & alla prima watercolours, though I do like the rigour in this one.