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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Painting upside down is a method applied by artist exhibiting in Wirral -

Painting upside down is a method applied by artist exhibiting in Wirral -

PAINTING upside down is one of the methods used by an artist who is exhibiting her work in Wirral.

Beautiful landscape oil paintings are being brought to the borough by artist Jo Jenkins.

To help achieve the desired effect in her paintings, the retired art teacher applies a plaster based white paint called gesso to build up layers to create texture and depth in her ethereal, atmospheric scenes.Š

Jo’s inspiration comes from her travels, and this particular exhibition has scenes taken from drawings she has made from her visits to Ness Gardens, Kent and Woldgate in east Yorkshire.

Her work, entitled Exhibition of Landscape Paintings, is now on display at Dee Fine Arts in Heswall until June 30.

Jo told the News: “There are 12 paintings in the exhibition and they have a landscape theme.

“I use gesso because it has great drying qualities and it builds up layers on canvas before I paint. Some marks can be made accidentally and suggest ways in which I can work with oil paint.

“My drawings are very loose and I often paint upside down so the balance of the shapes are pleasing to me.

“I work on five or six paintings at the same time so it gives me time to come back to a painting and look at it in a different way. It can take a long time until I know it is finished.

“I visited Ness Gardens the other month and went to the bottom end and did some drawings, then painted from those.

“I love painting and I have more time since I retired four years ago.”

Jo has always painted throughout her career, which has evolved to taking an interest in landscapes.

Jo, from Chester, added: “In the past I have done abstract paintings but I fancied a change and began doing landscapes. At times I dip here and there to do different things.

“I am always inspired by seeing other art exhibitions, the last one was David Hockney’s in London.”

The gallery is open from 9.30am-5pm, Monday-Saturday to view Jo’s work.


Nude Harper painting sells for $5,000 - Edmonton Sun
Maggie Sutherland
Artist Maggie Sutherland sits in front of her painting Emperor Haute Couture, a nude portrait of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, May 18, 2012. The painting is hanging in the Kingston Public Library. (Elliot Ferguson/QMI Agency)

KINGSTON, ONT. -- The nude painting of Prime Minister Stephen Harper by Kingston artist Maggie Sutherland sold for its asking price on the weekend.

The painting, Emperor Haute Couture, depicted a naked Harper reclining on a chaise lounge. Behind him is a row of men, and one woman, in suits.

Sutherland's painting, a recreation of Manet's 1863 painting Olympia. sold for $5,000.

The painting was the centre of a brief media storm late last week with newspapers, television stations and magazines asking about it.

Sutherland said she and her art dealer fielded inquiries from as far away as South Africa and the painting was even the subject of a report by CNN's Erin Burnett.

“I think it was almost a perfect storm in terms of timing and media coverage,” Sutherland said Tuesday.

“Probably they picked it up because Harper was meeting with Obama.”

Harper was in Chicago on the weekend attending a NATO summit.

Sutherland said the winning offer was the first full asking price bid her dealer received.

“My dealer is too classy to engage in a bidding war. Unfortunately, this is not the real estate market,” she joked.

Interest in Sutherland's painting was so great on the weekend that her website crashed.

By Tuesday, Sutherland was back in her studio.

When asked what she would do to top the interest in Emperor Haute Couture, Sutherland said her next work would not be as controversial.

“Although I'm not a good judge anymore of what ticks people off.”


ANC miscalculating the value of Zuma painting - Beeld

Certain individuals are exploiting the situation wilfully to get at the judiciary and the media.

And of course to fire up the racial weapon. What else is left for the ANC in view of its miserable failings?

They should just have ignored the painting. Nobody outside art circles would have paid it much attention. But no, they are exploiting it. THEY are the guilty ones.

Initially, when seeing the painting as depicted here and in the papers, it made no real impression. The featureless, bespectacled face actually did not even remind of Jacob Zuma.

After having been reminded of it continuously, the image of the painting starts to stir for an interpretation. It becomes problematic not to see in one’s mind’s eye a very strong and damning impression of the leader of this country captured in that painting. The impression created by the painting now continues to grow like weed. Rather not take it further. Let everyone make up their own minds.

The message embodied in the painting is POWERFUL and will grow in potency as time unfolds. Much like a zipper unfolding. Sorry, but the ANC and the dishonest exploitation of the situation will backfire.

People will not change their opinions because of marches, threats and court cases. NO. The image of the painting has taken hold in our minds (supporters and non-supporters of the ANC/government) and what it symbolizes will remain and now grow in intensity.

The buyer of the painting can of course now look forward to a hefty profit. And the laughter one imagines the whole episode has caused worldwide will not do this country's image much good.

Sometimnes one can just shake your head in unbelief.

This morning it was made an issue on one of the public radio stations that the same fire and eagerness behind the attack on the painting are absent in some other far more serions and immediate problems and threats like the unavailability of text books in schools.

Makes you think.


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