Thursday, 9 October 2014

a painting of Paris- winner from title the painting contest

100x100cm untitled

Here is the next painting that I'll need a title for but this time I'll change the rules. No suggestions yet please, I'll let you know when.

The winner for the waiter painting from last week's contest is Louise Monaghan Lopez-Bassols, her title: Life is Sweet.  Please send me the address where you want the prize drawing posted.

In case you're wondering, I do use your titles and they are written in cadmium red on the back of the canvas.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Contest - choose the title for this painting - win a hand drawn post card

100x100 cm oil on canvas...

Win a hand drawn postcard - pen and ink - of  a Parisian cafe scene.

I will send the winner the postcard anywhere in the world.  

The postcard will be black ink on white archival paper and it will be an original one of a kind, signed, of course.  The details of the cafe (location, name of cafe, date I drew it and anything else that strikes my fancy) will be written on the back of the card.

How to play this contest:  

Post your titles either on my facebook page - Angie Brooksby Facebook  
or here in the comments of this blog. I will post the comments on the blog onto my facebook page.

Comments will be accepted until midnight friday October 3rd (paris time).

The title that has the most likes on my Facebook page will be the winner for the post card.  Votes and likes are accepted until wednesday October 8th.   Voting (likes) for contest closes October 8th at midnight. (Paris time.)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Tom's Louvre

Tom's Louvre
Here it is finished.  The reason I postponed this painting for so long was because I couldn't envision the final ouvre.  People constantly ask my how I choose what I paint.  I have the luck to paint what my hear desires, but I love to do commissions. 

My images start in my camera.  It's always on me.  Mobile phone cameras don't do it but I have painted some things from iphone pics.  Notably a painting that lives in Bordeaux. 

The image was snapped  at night  through the rear window of a taxi, and it was raining  buckets.  That was in NYC.  The client saw himself as that figure with the umbrella.

When I paint people in scenes they take on personalities.  Often people I know.  It's great to hear people tell me the stories they see happening.

Eat your heart out!

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Louvre painting in progress and another forty finished

 I've postponed this painting commission for months and thank the person for their patience.  

Oh lalala!  What detail on that building.  It's the Louvre, did you notice?  The facade is covered with stone caryatids.  I used to love stone caryatids.

Another forty under the belt.  Now I'm free to create my heart's desire. 

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Limited Palette, the BD look

25x25 oil on linen 

 For years now everyone who sees my paintings in the beginning stages tells me to leave them like they are.  So be it. 

Recently Suzanne came to a party and said, "that is the Paris of my memories." 

Urban life was less colourful.  Neon signage wasn't in your face and we didn't have cell phones.  Quel horreur.  No internet. Sacré Bleue.  Things were dusty, or perhaps it's my memory.

So I've had BDs in mind. If you're French you know what a BD is.  It is a bande dessiné, a graphic novel.  The French are master illustrators. Here is a great website BDNET.COM  to find the latest tendences and those all time classics.  I love XIII

Eat your heart out.