The Pale Woman Portrait prints

The Pale Woman Portrait Prints

The Pale Woman Portrait Prints are created by guest artist J. Seiles, from this dramatic portrait painting of a beautiful and unique young woman. The original painting was created in acrylics on canvas board.

Fine Art Prints

The original is no longer available, however the painting is available as open edition fine art giclee prints.

About KL Art Prints

All KL Art prints are produced using acid-free fine art paper or canvas and archival inks to ensure they will last a life time without fading or loss of colour.

© KLArt.co.uk  The Pale Woman  (Click Image to Enlarge)

A4 Prints (£20.00 + £3.50 P&P) – unmounted and dispatched in a cardboard tube.



Delivery notes:

Prints are shipped in a cardboard tube, ready for you to mount and frame yourself. If it’s a little bit curly when it arrives just let it relax for a few hours or overnight laid flat. It should be as good as new within a few hours and ready to be framed.

I can supply framed prints on request – please contact me if you would like a quote, but please remember the lovely lady at the Post Office will ask me to pay a little bit more for postage because of the extra weight.

Encaustic Adventures

Always keen to learn something new I treated myself to a half day workshop with Brian Nelson at Encaustic Art Plus, Elsecar. I use the word “treat” advisedly! The afternoon was full of fun thanks to Brian’s excellent tuition and the company of him and the other workshop attendees. We were all up and running really quickly with some basic techniques…who would have thought that ironing could be so much fun!!!

My Beeswax colour is selected (I chose to start with vivid) and my iron is set to somewhere in the region of a silk setting. Now I know it is unlikely I will burn myself severely I’m ready to paint.

Encaustic painted "Pineapple"

Encaustic painted pineapple

Encaustic painted "Zeppelin"

Encaustic Zeppelin

Spreading a background colour, creating lines using the edge and point of the iron and manipulating the wax using different parts of the sole plate.

I have carved wax before, but encaustic painting is completely different – liquid, runny and far less predictable than wax in its solid state, but it’s interesting to work with less control.

Further experiments produce interesting effects in beautiful, vibrant colours, enhanced when lightly polished with a soft cloth:

Encaustic painted "butterfly wings"

Encaustic “Butterfly Wings”

Encaustic painted "raspberry ripple"

Encaustic “Raspberry Ripple”

 

 

 

 

 

A few more experiments with colour and technique and we are ready to move on to more complex techniques that will enable us to create landscapes . This is the moment we had all been waiting for! First, a simple landscape:

Encaustic painted "Green Landscape"

Encaustic “Green Landscape”

Using only one colour, but with a small residue from the previous picture,  placing and dragging the iron creates a background “mountain”.

Placing and lifting the iron in the foreground creates the sense of depth and the effect of foliage. The  side of the iron carves out the meadow grass. This feels really satisfying!

With a little more colour, thought and skill we are able to introduce a whole mountain range in the background. A body of water is created in the mid ground and a pathway through the foliage in the foreground to the lake beyond.

Encaustic painted "Purple Landscape"

Encaustic “Purple Landscape”

With the introduction of the stylus tool we can add fantasy castles, fences, flower heads and picket fences…this is a real revelation!

Encaustic painted "Magic Kingdom"

Encaustic “Magic Kingdom”

 

 

 

And finally we are introduced to the scraper tools and stamps – the opportunity to add finer detail to the finished images.

Encaustic painted Flower

Encaustic painted flower

Encaustic painted VW camper van

Encaustic VW Camper

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s refreshing to work in a different medium once in a while and I have thoroughly enjoyed this fluidity of this particular adventure.

Note to self: remember to save for further encaustic adventures

What is Art – Damien Hirst?

Summer is here! The Queen has “Jubileed” and Wimbledon has started. I know this to be true…I was there for both! London has become the centre of the universe for me this summer (I have Olympic tickets hidden away right now too). What better, whilst in town, than to take advantage of the myriad opportunities tied up with all this and available right now.

I have been intrigued for some time by the works of a certain Mr Hirst (I can’t mention his first name as the mere mention of a “Damien” sets Carmina Burana playing in my head). I have scoffed with the rest of them about his “spin paintings” and “spot paintings”, which he doesn’t even paint himself.

Coloured spots image

I have argued against the authenticity of someone who uses an “art factory” to make money based on my perception is that the money rather than the art has been his primary driver. So, what good news while I’m in town – Tate Modern has a Hirst Exhibition that will provide an opportunity to scoff directly at some of his works. His retrospective provides the ultimate chance to prove to myself just how distasteful his work really is.

“Welcome to Tate Modern Madam”

“Thanks, yes I would like to take the full audio tour”

The narrative serves to explain some of the key concepts behind this art – useful as I’ve forgotten my glasses for the written stuff as usual. Equally importantly though everyone else has disappeared and the earphones leave just me and the art work – no distractions.

OK, so I like the colours, but pans? Pans, for goodness sake? What’s so special about pans?! And an old hairdryer, a bit like the old Morphy Richards my Mum used to have…call this art? I mean, it’s interesting and even a little bit clever but…

Cows head and flies “A Thousand Years”?! “Mother and Child Divided” Memories of rat dissections and dismembered locusts, the smell of formaldehyde all come back to me from distant biology classes. Cigarette stubs and Medicine cabinets?! Totally bizarre in my opinion, such as it is, and more the sign of OCD than the creativity of an artist…Leonardo would be turning in his grave!

But wait:

I can’t proclaim myself a convert or a prospective collector of his work, but there is a strange beauty to some of the pieces I so wanted to dislike. I will confess I was more than a little disappointed that the diamond encrusted skull had departed only 24hours before my visit. I will also confess that I rather liked the the spots and spins which had a certain je ne sais quoi. (Oh, and I did squeal a bit when one of the live butterflies tried to make good their escape by hiding on the back of my collar).

So, what is art Mr Hirst? If it’s the visual expression of things that provoke thought, feelings, discussion then I guess you have it in bucket loads. There was certainly a lot of discussion over lunch! If it’s about aesthetic appreciation then yourwork is a little more questionable in parts. I’ll leave my final judgement for now, knowing I won’t queue or rush for future tickets, but would be happy to drop by a new exhibition if I happened to be in town.

Now, where did I put that fly spray?!