1 SAM CALDWELL.: July 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

Drawing Sale

'Dal Lake' - 21cm x 30cm - £20 ex. p&p

'Col Sar' - 21cm x 30cm - £25 ex. p&p

'Old Raj Houses' - 21cm x 30cm - £25 ex. p&p

'Mountains and Clouds' - 21cm x 30cm - SOLD

I've made some of the drawings I did whilst I was in India into some larger, proper drawings. I really shouldn't have gone to India because I really didn't have the money and that means that now I've got to do things like this, which I'm not entirely sure how comfortable I am about, to keep my paint box stocked up. 
If anyone is interested in buying any drawings from me then don't hesitate to ask, email me at pop_shuvit(at)msn.com and I'll get back to you as soon as.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Alfred Wallis

I watched a really good documentary this week on BBC called British Masters. I think it's been on a couple of weeks now, I've watched a few of them and some are really interesting and others and really really boring. This weeks was great though. It was all about Cornwall and St Ives in particular. The bit which I really enjoyed was about this guy though, Alfred Wallis.

He was born in August 1855 and was a fisherman all his life, sailing schooners around the North Atlantic. He took up paintings in 1922 at age 67 after his wife died to try to keep himself company. He didn't exhibit or show anyone, just filled his house with his work. 

Then in 1928 Ben Nicholson and Kit Wood were walking past his house and saw his door was open, poked there head inside and were just blown away by Alfred's work stacked up around his front room.

He couldn't really afford canvas and oil paints (even if he could I'm not sure he'd have used them) so he just painted on bits of cardboard and wood he found on the beach with industrial paints they use to paint ships.

I really love the honesty of it all.

"I do not put colours what do not belong. I think it spoils the pictures. There have been a lot of paintings spoiled by putting colours where they do not belong." - Alfred Wallis

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Return from India

It's been a very long time no speak hasn't it? I've just got back from 6 weeks in India, which was absolutely amazing and am now ready and raring to get back into doing some work.
I kept a sketchbook as a kind of diary while I was traveling around, I tried my best to draw in it every day but there was too much other cool stuff to do.
When I get access to my scanner at the weekend I'll scan a few pages and post them. I'm planning to work on some paintings based on things from the book as well as some paintings of the old ladies and other characters who come in to my parents tea shop where I'm going to be working over the summer.

In the meantime, you'll have to make do with a crappy webcam shot of me showing you a pixelated sketchbook.