Blog | Coldwell and Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk Coldwell and Coldwell Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:53:00 +0100 en hourly 1 Digital Painting - Craft or Trick http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2018/07/21/digital-painting-craft-or-trick Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:53:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2018/07/21/digital-painting-craft-or-trick During a 30 year career in education I was an Art College Lecturer, Head of Art, Design & Media and college Marketing Manager. For 10 years ran my own Branding & Marketing business. When I was 60, my personal circumstances, in combination with receiving an iPad and Art Studio (£3.75) and Photoshop software packages as a birthday presents, I made the decision to make artworks full-time. | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2018/07/21/digital-painting-craft-or-trick Caron Coldwell at The Artist's Gallery http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2018/05/21/caron-coldwell-at-the-artists-gallery Mon, 21 May 2018 12:53:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2018/05/21/caron-coldwell-at-the-artists-gallery Caron Coldwell currently has 10 artworks on show at The Artist's Gallery in Wedmore, Somerset: www.tag.uk.net See examples by clicking on Read more... see below. | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2018/05/21/caron-coldwell-at-the-artists-gallery Exhibition of Paper Spoon Artworks - Strode Theatre http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/09/02/exhibition-of-paper-spoon-artworks-strode-theatre Sat, 02 Sep 2017 09:45:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/09/02/exhibition-of-paper-spoon-artworks-strode-theatre Caron Coldwell has an exhibition of her decorated paper spoon artworks at Strode Theatre (Street in Somerset) from Thursday 2nd November to Wednesday 3rd January 2018. The exhibition is called Nostalgic Stories and there will be 50+ framed works on show.. Many of Caron's spoons works are in private collections. Thursday 2 November 10:00AM Sunday 19 November 10:00AM Sunday 10 December 8:00PM Wednesday 3 January 7:00PM | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/09/02/exhibition-of-paper-spoon-artworks-strode-theatre Girl with a Pearl http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/07/24/girl-with-a-pearl Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:59:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/07/24/girl-with-a-pearl 'Girl with a Pearl'... the girl is the daughter of one of my Dutch cousins. The pearl floats and catches the girl's eyes. A Vermeer like interior becomes a contemporary space. The framed Milk Maid on the wall is a favourite Vermeer painting of mine... silent, apart from the milk gently hitting the bowl. | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/07/24/girl-with-a-pearl Art History Memory Boxes http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/07/24/art-history-memory-boxes Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:47:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/07/24/art-history-memory-boxes 'Art History Memory Boxes' is another Art About Art image of mine. It is a composite work utilising a number of artworks that reference The Nude in Art and the work of the Dutch 17C artist Johannes Vermeer. All of the separate images that make up this multi layered work have gone through significant changes from their original compositions. In so doing their meaning/narrative has changed. | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/07/24/art-history-memory-boxes The Rules of Faith & Fidelity - after Caravaggio and Vermeer http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/the-rules-of-faith-and-fidelity-after-caravaggio-and-vermeer Fri, 12 May 2017 15:50:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/the-rules-of-faith-and-fidelity-after-caravaggio-and-vermeer My latest revisit to Old Master works - this time combining works by Caravaggio and Vermeer... look closer and see a Van Eyck reference. The purpose of these revisited works is, on the one hand,to pay homage to some of my favourite artists and, on the other hand, by combining works changing the meaning of the originals. | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/the-rules-of-faith-and-fidelity-after-caravaggio-and-vermeer Pastels, Spots & Grid - Portrait of Caron (best friend and wife) http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/pastels-spots-and-grid-portrait-of-caron-best-friend-and-wife Fri, 12 May 2017 15:47:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/pastels-spots-and-grid-portrait-of-caron-best-friend-and-wife Another portrait of Caron... the oddly attractive pose is for me given a musical soundtrack by the coloured spots and grid... what do you hear? My soundtrack is analogous to that of candy pastels... taste the sound! | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/pastels-spots-and-grid-portrait-of-caron-best-friend-and-wife The Balance of Power / In Deep... / Pond Life http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/the-balance-of-power-in-deep-pond-life Fri, 12 May 2017 15:41:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/the-balance-of-power-in-deep-pond-life An artwork with multiple titles, meanings and interpretations... | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/12/the-balance-of-power-in-deep-pond-life The Time Traveler's Memory Boxes http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/08/the-time-travelers-memory-boxes Mon, 08 May 2017 11:04:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/08/the-time-travelers-memory-boxes In seeking to find ways of creating artworks that attempt to reference moments in time, capture memories ...and, on occasions, dream-like states, has led me to use sequencing alluding devices in my compositions. | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/08/the-time-travelers-memory-boxes Hypnogogia & Sleep Walking http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/08/hypnogogia-and-sleep-walking-2 Mon, 08 May 2017 10:53:00 +0100 Gordon Coldwell http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/08/hypnogogia-and-sleep-walking-2 Two more artworks by Gordon Coldwell. They are associated with conjuring up images that relate to sleep and reflect the pictorial language I have been using lately i.e. stage-like compositions in which characters and objects interact. Capturing moments in time... sometimes dream like in look... often autobiographical in content... on occasions provocative in intent, imaginary in content. | Read more here: http://www.coldwellandcoldwell.co.uk/blog/2017/05/08/hypnogogia-and-sleep-walking-2