Saturday, January 27, 2018

"Green Tea Pot"

This is reaching back a few years when some studies and daily paintings were signed TPP as they were done as demos for students of my studio, The Painters' Palette. TPP was the official signature of work produced in The Painters' Palette studio. They sold on eBay at the time (I no longer run an eBay store).

I have always loved tea pots, for what they represent as well as for their shape ... fat and round with useful appendages and an interesting lid to top it off. To me they represent family and friends, comfort and home - and all that goes with that.

So I present "Green Tea Pot" ...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Palette Knife Painters Group Images 8 to 21 January 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Dipped in Cream

A palette knife was used in this painting to mainly to move the white background to places I wanted it to be. The other colours were dropped in.

"Dipped in Cream" is now at The Gaslamp Gallery in Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland and will be featured in their Spring exhibition.

The Gaslamp Gallery :

 "Dipped in Cream" by Lynda Cookson

Detail of  "Dipped in Cream" by Lynda Cookson

Detail of  "Dipped in Cream" by Lynda Cookson

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Pair of Petunias

It's amazing how often a palette knife is picked up and used during the creation of mixed-tool paintings.

"Petunia Pair" - which is now being exhibited by The Gaslamp Gallery in Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland - is just such an example. The white background was spread with my favourite palette knife and bits and parts of the flowers were encouraged into place using that same palette knife ... and the other tools are a mystery! LOL Simply because I can't remember what I used!!

So often a painting is created while I'm in a sort of arty farty daze, instinctively using whatever medium or tool is necessary to create the final effect ... and, like a chef who doesn't use a recipe, it's hard to remember what was used, when someone asks at the end of the process!

You can access The Gaslamp Gallery website here:
(You won't find my paintings up on the gallery at the moment as they are being held back for a Spring launching ... but they're there ... just ask!)

"Pair of Petunias" by Lynda Cookson