Thursday, 16 July 2009

Bath Portraits

Phew, its good to be back. Below are three portraits for an exhibition coming up next week. The exhibition has been orgnanised with a group of four others. Each artist chose a subject that reflects Bath to them in some way. I chose a volunteer at the Bath Abbey, the curator of the American Museum just outside Bath and a waitress from the Pump Room which is Bath's poshest place to have tea. One of the challenges was that the portraits had to be A6 in size, so these are all small pieces of work.


Volunteer at Bath Abbey (above) ink on paper.


The Curator of the American Museum just outside Bath.


A waitress at the Pump Room Bath's poshest place to have tea.

8 comments:

Sheila said...

These are wonderfully fresh, unique and fun!

Deanna said...

I admire the layers of blue on the jacket of the Volunteer at Bath Abbey. Also, the striking work of the background is amazing.

Deanna :D

Galina Nikolova said...

I like this fresh colors. Wonderful compositions.
Regards

Shaista said...

I enjoyed these paintings very much - I love the capturing of a certain essential quality in your figures, the too long sleeve, the frowning face in Drawing Number One.. and the very long purple legs in Drawing Number Three! Did you sketch quickly and paint in later?
Shaista

Sassy Scribbles said...

this is cool, if the persons in your art sees this, they'd be blown away!

glorv1 said...

Hi Luke, glad you're back. One of a kind paintings and the colors are awesome. I like the oversized clothes. Very nice.

Carolyn said...

Wow! I LOVE them all. Especially the one titled, "A waitress at the Pump Room Bath's poshest place to have tea"

blinkeeluna said...

These paintings are quite a sight to behold. The details and the colors, such patience! Although painting on a small canvas or material looks easier compared to those that are big or huge, doing the details is the real challenge. Your choice of colors and the random innocent grace in your paintings' overall atmosphere reminds me of matisse.