Having been trained in the old-fashioned way – I know that building an artwork from scratch, although a slow process, can have very satisfactory results – for the artist and the viewer/buyer.
This particular Motoring Artwork depicts the late, amazing, Scottish Rally Driver, Colin McRae, MBE. World Rally Champion, with his Subaru Impreza WRC. To complete the artwork, I have added in two further details, one, the Family Crest overwritten with a short written script and the other, the Flag of Scotland.
It took two months plus to complete this artwork and I hope you enjoy it.
Believe it or not, I have actually been informed thus, by students – students who didn’t know that such a statement is anethema to me.
So why not try a simple exercise to show just what you can do, with simple items, for example a scarf wound about a water jug (now use your imagination…) starting with a pencil illustration, then a crayon artwork, next a gouache painting and finish by painting your subjects as a watercolour artwork. Limit the size to A4 and e-mail me your favourite with a brief description, and I shall feature the best five on a future blog.
Still life in black and white
If you would like to commission an artwork, please contact me at :- firstname.lastname@example.org I am always happy to discuss (and advise on) a Client’s project
Please Note. Commissioned artworks remain the property of the Artist (Anne D’Alton) until paid for, in-full. Payment is accepted via Pay Pal.
My artworks range in size from Greeting Card upwards: from work executed on high grade art paper to fully primed and stretched canvas. The materials I use are Artists’ quality – watercolours, oils, acrylics and inks.
It is useful to have a photographic record of the works of art you have for sale. These can be A4 size, printed in colour on good quality photographic paper and placed into clear plastic folders, with the artwork visible on one side of the folder and details and the price of the work, on the other side. Remember to have a copyright stamp on all your photographed artwork and that all the works bear your signature.
Keep a notepad to hand for commission, etc., queries and contact numbers. And, remember to respond to these enquiries, Sometimes the most discreet queries come from the most important clients.