Oxford Art Prize

Oxford art prize is held in my home town, artist are given a location and a set window to go out and make sketches etc and produce a piece of work for the competition, We took a walk around the two galleries and here are a few snaps.

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Been pushing the paint around on this today.

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2015-08-28 18.00.01I’ve been getting it in the neck for not painting anything nice , so I am starting something new, started with the face and working out a composition so like most of what I am doing its likely to change.

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Scribbling in my sketchbook, this is an interesting way to sketch  fast and free, not sure if it works but might be something to try and develop.2015-08-15 07.50.26

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Summer Exhibition 2015

Had a day down in that there London visiting the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy,  we dropped in to the National Portrait Gallery to see the BP Portrait Awards2015 a art filled day, soaking up all the wonderful images and art.

Posting a few of my favourites from the Summer Exhibition this year.

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A shout for Will Kemp

Ever since I started this painting lark, I have been looking for sites on the internet that give good advice, I have found many sites but  Will Kemp art school is just brilliant great writing humour and so much info you cannot fail getting started on the right foot.

So if like me you are just starting out get over to Will Kemp Art school

A big thanks to Will for providing this resource.