Josie Tipler

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Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2015

Artworks for sale: 50

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  • Open Garden Mural Project

    Open Garden Mural Project

    I live in a house with the most wonderful gardens including a walled secret garden. This year I decided to open the gardens in the summer for a week long Arts Week, hosting sculptures and site specific art installations from fellow local artists, a 'have-a-go' creative marquee, murals and a mosaic (work in progress) by me. I also ran a series of painting workshops in the gardens. Inside the house, I held an exhibition of my latest series of paintings of the Appalachian mountains, inspired by a recent road trip to Eastern USA, some of my mother's embroideries and paintings and a refreshments and book stall. Over 200 visitors came and the weather was wonderful, I chatted with many fascinating people and plan to do it all again in 2017. Visit my blog page soon for more photos and a soon to be uploaded film of the sculpture trail. artjosietipler.wordpress.com.

    05 September 2016

    Wild and beyond

    Wild and beyond

    I have just painted this signage in the corridor of a newly opened restaurant near Eastbourne in East Sussex. A friend had created the design but I transferred it to the wall (no chance to use a projector in that space so I used a grid system of threads to enlarge it square by square) smoothed the outline in pencil then painted it using the corporate colours in household paint. It took 20 hours and I must be a lot fitter after all of that step exercise on the ladder, but I am very pleased with the result, so is the client. Now I have in mind a project at home on a large curved garden wall which I hope to have finished in time for my Open Studio in August.

    14 June 2016

    Shenandoah

    Shenandoah

    I have just returned from a USA road trip so have a lot of inspiration for new works. Here I sit on the Passamaquoddy trail on our way to Stony Man, sketch painting the awesome view.

    08 May 2016

    Seascape demo

    Seascape demo

    Yesterday I gave a 2 hour demonstration on painting in acrylics to the Pevensy Bay Art Group. I worked on a seascape using one of my old photos as reference but changing the colours dramatically. I used quite a lot of glaze medium in the mix, working on a primed canvas board. I donated the finished piece to the group auction at their art show later this year. I love to give demonstrations- doing what I love: painting for 2 hours and talking about my work, AND getting paid for it, what's not to like?!

    10 March 2016

    Another day in the studio

    Another day in the studio

    I finished this layered painting on glass today, a view over the beach on Long Island, and had a tidy up so now the smell of oil paint doesn't hit you as you open the door - the floor was smothered in oil paint soaked rags! Must get a bin...

    24 February 2016

    Sheep and the Downs

    Sheep and the Downs

    Travelling home after a Saturday of visiting local inspiring art exhibitions, I had the opportunity to watch the evening light creeping over the South Downs. I shut myself in the studio and started an oil painting the moment we got home and have just completed it today. I then needed a break from the fumes so put away the oils and reverted to acrylics to complete a detailed painting of one of the little Valais Blacknose sheep, which will be going into a charity auction later this year in aid of the Willow Foundation.

    17 February 2016

    Watching paint dry

    Watching paint dry

    The downfall of going through a 'prolific' stage in my art is that I am now running out of space in the studio as my easels are all taken up with drying oil paintings. This latest piece is called Glimpse and should be ready for sale next week. In the meantime I must confine myself to smaller works or perhaps divert my practice to murals in the garden for a while....or maybe I just need a bigger studio!

    12 February 2016

    Doubling up

    Doubling up

    I have now added the second layer of glass to my painting of dancers and applied the first layer of oil paint- more to do on this layer, then one more top layer to go. The sumptuous, rich oil colours inspired me to do another small painting on some prepared board I had to hand - as usual I listened to the radio whilst painting and the story on Radio 4 star inspired the spiritual feel of the piece.

    04 February 2016

    Studio shot

    Studio shot

    I've had the oils out again today. One work on glass in my 'dancers' series and one small abstract in progress. I just have to make sure the cats stay out as oil is not quite so easy to wipe off their paws as acrylics when they jump on the palette!

    29 January 2016

    Work in progress : Glimpse.

    Work in progress : Glimpse.

    This is an acrylic work on the easel, nearly finished. The initial idea was based on a photograph I took in Manhattan which I then worked on to add colour and depth and added texture, creating a new piece which is just a small glimpse of that exciting, treasured moment. You can see more progress shots on my blog page https://artjosietipler.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/glimpse-progress-shots/

    28 January 2016

    Tree mural

    Tree mural

    Last autumn I was delighted to be asked by Lindsey Tipler of Design Interventions, to help with the design of a mural. Here you see the work at about the halfway stage- all the base colour is down, having projected my design onto the walls at night to trace the outlines in pencil. We then printed an A4 sheet of each wall 'face' and I taped these to the wall for reference as I painted in the detail. It took about 10 days of painting. Visit my blog page to see some of the stages in the process – a process I enjoyed immensely and would be very happy to do again! https://artjosietipler.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/on-the-wall/

    21 January 2016

    Working towards abstraction

    Working towards abstraction

    I'm almost ready to upload my latest series of abstract works. Having done some large sample boards for a recent mural, I discovered the pleasure of slapping on paint with a massive brush with no need for it to actually LOOK LIKE anything. I also recently ran a day’s workshop for the Bexhill Art Society on Landscapes from photos heading as far towards the abstract as they liked. Some took it to an extreme, some just changed colours. With just 15 minutes left until the critique, I looked at the piece I had been working on alongside them and realised it was far, far too close to realism so I quickly whipped out the acrylics, a large board and slapped on whatever colours I had left in the palette. Tada! I loved the result and enjoyed the freedom that speed gave me. I am now working on several pieces reflecting what's happening around me, very often influenced by listening to news reports on the radio whilst I work.

    15 January 2016

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