This is my latest art work. I have done this Cut-Out after going to see the Matisse Cut-Out exhibition at the Tate Modern in London. I loved the exhibition and I wanted to try to make a picture, too. I went out with mum to buy lots of different coloured papers and large card. This is the first of four pictures that I’m going to do.
It was quite difficult to do because it was very fiddly and sticky, but I really enjoyed doing it. I’m going back to see the Matisse again with my dad. At the moment I’m not thinking about selling the picture, because I want to do all four first. It is size A1.
This is me today trying to finish my cut-out based on mum’s garden. It’s taken much longer than I thought it would. I’ve got three more to do and they are all large. I’ve really loved trying something different. Making all the different shapes is very fiddly, next time I’m going to try bigger shapes and see what happens. It takes a bit of getting used to and next time I will make it a bit more simple. But I’m learning!!
I’ve finished a new painting taken from one of Kingsley Scott’s photos. It is of a beautiful sunset at West Pentire in Cornwall. I love his photos. I really enjoyed trying to work out a way to do the sunset. It was very difficult but I like the result. I went to see some painters at the National Gallery whilst I was in London and liked one called Seurat very much, and he painted in little dots of colour, so I’ve tried to do that for the sunset.
Acrylic on Board. 50 x 40 cms. NFS. (at the moment)
I have just set up a Twitter account. why not follow me on Twitter. I’ll try and post every day and let you know how I’m getting on with my new painting. My Twitter name is @taziafawley
Mum and me are just back from the Heart and Sold ‘Reveal’ exhibition which finished on Saturday. It was a lovely exhibition and I was lucky enough to have three paintings on show. There were about a dozen artists there, with photos and paintings. Also they had lots of our prints on sale. I think it must have been a great success. As well as going to the Gallery we met up with lots of friends and my brother and his wife. We went on the London Eye and it was amazing and I visited the Tate Modern twice and also the National Gallery to look at the Impressionists. I would like to go back there soon.
Floods at Athelney
I did this painting of the sunset on the flood waters some time ago, but I thought it would be a good thing to put it on my site now to send my love and best wishes to all the people on the Somerset Levels who are suffering so much now. Not only the people but all the animals and birds that have lost their homes too. Mum and I live less than ten miles away from the Levels and it is very wet here too, but not as bad as it is there.
Acrylic on Board. Size 76 x 57 cms. NFS
This is my second attempt at painting St Michael’s Mount and this beautiful sunset. It is bigger than the previous painting and different. I love the sky and all the colours in it. It is a new thing for me to try to paint all these different colours, as in the past the skies have just been one simple colour. Again I love the mauves and all the similar shades.
I did this painting specially for the Heart and Sold Exhibition in London in March. I’m really looking for ward to it, and have three paintings in it. I can’t wait to go to the Private View.