Colette Baumback

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2014

Artworks for sale: 411

(60)

United Kingdom

Updates from Colette Baumback's studio

  • The Paint

    The Paint

    I work with a palette knife and heavy bodied acrylic paint, my current favourite brand is Sennelier abstract: I love the consistency of this paint. I work for hours constructing each layer and then applying more until I achieve the desired effect. A painting can take from a few days or up to a month to complete depending on the size of the canvas. Once I have started I will work consistently on a painting until I am satisfied with the finished result. I love the way that the different layers of colour work with each other, sometimes adding a subtle hint of colour changes the whole painting. I am extravagant with paint, I like it thick and heavy, I sometimes use colour glazes in between the layers that will reflect the light. The finished pieces echo the natural world, changing with light and shade throughout the day.

    06 January 2018

    The Canvas

    The Canvas

    I use premium 100% cotton canvases, the frame is made from high quality wood from sustainable forests; These canvases are extremely robust and taut they have no cross bars the frame is in one piece, which gives an excellent surface for painting. I mainly use deep edge canvases which are 5cm deep which enables me to continue the painting around the sides of the canvas. . Although the canvases are pre primed I apply at least another three layers of white primer before staring the work. These are heavier than most canvases I have come across which makes them more expensive when it comes to shipping, however I firmly believe in using good quality products and these are the best that I have come across

    06 January 2018

    Finishing Purple Shower

    Finishing Purple Shower

    The Final day finishing Purple Shower, when is a painting done ? knowing when to stop is a difficult decision. This painting has been a labour of love: I spent a week just putting in the background colour before I even started .....only to paint over it later on ! I do love Wysteria so I wanted to do it justice ,I'm really pleased with the finished painting.

    12 March 2017

    Feb 2017 Painting

    Feb 2017 Painting

    Working on a large canvas in the studio.

    12 February 2017

     Working on a  commisioned painting in the Studio

    Working on a commisioned painting in the Studio

    From time to time I receive requests from buyers to undertake commissions.It can be a be daunting so one needs as much information as possible from the client to meet their expectations. I tend to update the buyer regularly with photos of how the work is progressing so they are clear what the finished piece will look like.

    18 January 2017

    Painting in the Studio

    Painting in the Studio

    18 January 2017

    Postcards for Syrian children

    Postcards for Syrian children

    In response to Artfinders wonderful initiative requesting art post cards for the Syrian children in refugee camps. I have created three mini canvas collage on postcards , I wonted to make something tactile and also very visual so I used remnants of heavy textured and bright coloured canvas I covered the cards in gold leaf paint . Thankfully the glue and gloss has dried in time ! just of to post them.

    21 December 2016

    #MakingArtWork

    #MakingArtWork

    18 November 2016

    #MakingArtWork

    #MakingArtWork :My first attempt at making a video , thank you Artfinder for the challenge

    11 November 2016

     Working on a new painting in the Studio October 16

    Working on a new painting in the Studio October 16

    I've just started work on a new painting for the Artfinder /Liquitex competition, this is my third entry I'm not sure if it will be completed by the deadline. My paintings take a long time to create I can work for days on the background colour then build up layers of foliage and flowers, this is a slow process but really enjoyable(as long as I get it right!). Halfway through I will probably change the colour of the back ground adding l subtle shades and tones. When I am satisfied with the structure of the painting I will work on developing the foliage and adding layers to the foreground.

    25 October 2016

    Exhibition August 2016

    Exhibition August 2016

    Exhibiting in the Somerset Maugham Gallery at Whitstable's Horsebridge Centre. My final exhibition for the summer season, it was a very successful week ,lots of sales and met some lovely people. But its great to get back to the studio and start painting again!

    20 August 2016

    Summer Painting en plein air August 2016

    Summer Painting en plein air August 2016

    Beautiful summers day by the Riverbank in Canterbury's Westgate parks decided to pick up my paints and canvas and head out of the studio to the river. Such wonderful light, wild flowers and willows ,perfect .

    06 August 2016

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