It's a dreich day here, so i'm inside printing off some more of the limited edition run of my Duke of Wellington Equestrian Statue oil painting.
I'm doing three sizes, and strictly limited to 100 of each size, on Hahnemuehle Fine Art Baryta Satin paper. The paper is a nice heavy 300 gsm and feels substantial to the touch. I would say it's a warm white, and really suits the subject piece, of the smooth, yet weathered statue.
It's a curious thing, but to my eyes the statue, although painted in pure greyscale, from white to black, seems to give off a slight bluish tint. In renaissance art funnily enough they used a mixture of white and black to give the impression of the colour blue - have a peek next time you're in an art gallery and you'll see what I mean. Art historians say that it's because blue as a colour was prohibitively expensive for a lot of artists back then.
I leave a white border around the image to help when it comes to having them framed and matted.
As the paper is Satin on the front then I sign on the back in pencil, and each print comes with a certificate of authenticity.
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Have a fantastic and creative weekend.
Just finished watching an interview on MSNBC with Omarosa Manigault Newman, who's creating quite the stir in the USA with her taped conversations of various Whitehouse staff. She seems to be one tough cookie, and even Fox news claims that she has outsmarted Trump. He's so triggered by what she may reveal that Vanity Fair has reported that Trump has told advisers that he wants Jeff Sessions to have her arrested.
Omarosa's definitely not for backing down - she has a book to sell, and to be fair, she's trolling the Trump administration to the hilt, so much that the Republican National Congress has just released a video attacking her - showing the greatest hits of her 'support' for Trump on the campaign trail.
In the meantime the world just looks on aghast...and snacks on its popcorn!
Hopefully some normality will return to the states after the midterms when the Democratic party flips the house. The blue wave's coming, as they say.
In the meantime here's a couple of t-shirts that i designed, with what i suspect is the man baby Trump's reaction, every time Omarosa appears on his telly screen! The redbubble ones are available worldwide. The Amazon ones i think are only shipping within the USA at the moment.
Have a great night, and a sweet naptime!
I'm getting there slowly and surely with the new Leonard Cohen painting. Still a couple more layers to go though!
Hopefully it'll just be another few days until the painting is finished, but you know me..it'll take as long as it takes. For my other works and limited editions please check out my paintings page.
Have a creative day!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.