Monday, 19 November 2012

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

Ebay Art Sale

I am giving the Duane Keiser popularized Ebay art sale approach an attempt, to see how succesful it can be.
Several paintings from over the past few years can be bid on, with low starting prices, including the following:
Visit the link below to see what else is up for grabs:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mattwellspaint/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686

Monday, 24 September 2012

Paintings by MARDELL

HELLO!
It is with a heavy heart that I must part with some paintings by my bud Mardell, to try and keep the wolves from the door.  These paintings (and more from my collection) can be found on ebay at a somewhat reduced price: for a full view of the paintings offered click my ebay listings  or on the paintings name to take you to their individual ebay pages.



Nietzsche's Moustache Start bid £19.99
 

Absolution £19.99


From here to Cairo £29.99

Psychic Delia £12.99







Fear £24.99


There are also a couple of my own paintings I am willing to part with:


A Lure #4

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

That Old Time Elegance

A sketchbook image, then antiqued a little on the comp...

Splat Dress!



This time a pencil & watercolour sketch from my A4 recycled sketchbook.

This formed the basis for a later illustration.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Inspiration- Patrick Morgan

Yep, just like so many lovers of drawing I really dig Patrick Morgans work, whether people or still life or rooms, they have a lovely fresh quality. 
In sharp contrast to my views on what makes proper art when I was a student, and how I would have felt about Patricks work (oil painting is the highest, anything else isn't worth it) I now admit I prefer his more drawing based work to his oil paintings.  Maybe the drawings show more directly the personality of the creator?

Source: http://www.debutart.com/illustration/patrick-morgan/virgin-media-milkshakes#/illustration-portfolio
See more of his work at http://www.patrickmorgan.co.uk

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Lapin

On this blog, in addition to my sketches I will also post other stuff which has inspired/ influenced/ interests me.
First...

A drawing by one of my absolute favourite illustrators Lapin. I love the wobbly flow and continuity of the line, and limited colour.

blau

source: http://les-calepins-de-lapin.blogspot.com/

Art Dept Observation Sketch 7

This time it's a little bit different, after ballsing up the sketch I started I then applied some brown paper, wallpaper & gouache and started again.



All these "Art Dept" sketches are in a handmade A5 landscape format sketchbook, made from reclaimed pages of old discarded sketch books.