my attempt to stop procrastinating and start drawing!
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
This is a corner of the boat with detritus on the shelves as usual. It rained all day while I did this. The good thing about being on a boat when it rains is it's so noisy on the roof. It reminds me of rainy caravan holidays when I was young! Anyway this is my 21st painting - 98 to go! I was pleased with the way this went but I did put more effort into it. I did a tonal sketch and tried to make sure the values were correct. It's also quite messy and not too detailed, which I like.
My name is Angie Wood and I live on a narrowboat on the beautiful Oxford canal.
A long time ago in the eighties I studied Art and Design at Goldsmiths College and went on to be a paste up artist and then a graphic designer. I’ve never stopped painting and drawing though – I painted pet and animal portraits for a while and over the past two years have begun creating small oil paintings of vintage objects, textiles and flowers. I collect items from fleamarkets to paint and my little narrowboat is getting fuller all the time! I’m particularly delighted by colourful patterns on textiles and ceramics and I also love painting reflective surfaces. I’m usually attracted to items from the early part of the twentieth century, which bring back memories of my great aunts’ and grandmother’s cosy houses. My artistic aim is to pay homage to the things I paint by observing them as closely as I can, and to create something beautiful that will hopefully make people as happy as I was when I was making it!