First up, I’ve just started a new Facebook Page for Tom Shepherd art here….https://www.facebook.com/TomShepherdArt…..there will be regular updates on the page of current goings on and works in progress. Be sure to have a look if you use Facebook and if you ‘like’ the page you can easily keep track of any new updates.
Secondly I’ve just started as one of three artists in residence in the New Arts Trail Art Gallery, Leamington Spa, UK. You can drop in weekdays 10 – 5pm to see works in progress, chat to the artists (myself included, usually 10.30 – 4 ish) and browse the current work on show from various artists, photographers and sculptors.
That’s my spot in the left corner. On the Easel is ‘Life Aquatic’ just undergoing some finishing touches.
As a result of being in the gallery there have been a few new paintings too……
‘The Drifter’ – Oil on canvas. This was an interesting one – This is the first time I’ve attempted long thin canvas on the upright but it was great fun and I will be painting more of them. All though I have painted some jelly fish before I wanted to keep this particular one lighter in feel and quite loose in terms of the painting approach. Plenty of weird shapes and forms to play with here.
Now well into this large square of some Golden Pheasants. I’ve been wanting to get stuck into some painting of these birds for a while. They have amazing colours in them from bright oranges and yellows to deep, rich reds and purples, and a whole lot more. This one is very far a long but still needs bringing together and finishing off, so watch this space.
That’s most of the news for this week. I will be painting in the Gardens of Coughton Court, Warks, UK this Sunday 26th May. This is primarily to promote the upcoming Warwickshire Open Studios at the end of June. More info on they’re site…..www.warwickshireopenstudios.org