Saturday, 22 November 2014

Christmas Show at Lime Tree Gallery

Today is the start of the Christmas Exhibition at Lime Tree Gallery in Bristol. I popped in today to have a look.


See the whole exhibition online: 

Lime Tree Gallery
84 Hotwell Road
Bristol
BS8 4UB
www.limetreegallery.com
Christmas Show 22 November - 23 December 2014

My three paintings on the wall at Lime Tree Gallery




Thursday, 20 November 2014

Studio

If you are interested in having a browse or seeing a particular painting ‘in the flesh’ you are more than welcome in my studio. Just contact me first to set a time and date.

Looking Back (oil)

Left to right: Paper Bag & Lace (pastel), portrait study (graphite), Petals & Lace (graphite)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Portrait Workshops

I have taken a big step and decided to offer workshops. This has been playing on my mind for many months and I have finally taken the decision to go for it. I hope you can join me or spread the word. Feel free to ask any and all questions.

For now I am planning on two workshops:

Portrait Drawing
I will offer a one day, intensive portrait drawing workshop where I will delve into how to draw a face, what to look out for, what helpful methods to use and show you how to work with shape, proportion, values, lines, shading and mark making. We will work from photos. Materials are simple so as not to distract from the task of getting a face onto the paper. We will work mainly with graphite pencils and paper but pens, charcoal pencils and pastel pencils are welcome too. All materials will be included, and tea or coffee provided.
22 January 2015
10am - 4pm
£65 pp.

Pastel Portraits
The second workshop I will offer is Portraits in Pastel - a comprehensive and fully packed day of learning the possibilities of pastel painting. Not only do we explore the drawing of a portrait but we will talk and experiment with colour, chroma, edges, mark making, colour mixing and much more. We will work from photos. All materials, tea and coffee will be included.
29 January 2015
10am - 4pm
£75 pp.

Workshops will be held at my kitchen table, the studio is in the next room where you are free to look and see whatever is on the easel. Workshops will be small and informal with a limit of 6 participants. Please look for more information on my workshop page on my website and do not hesitate to ask questions.

I hope to see you soon!
More information here: http://www.sophieploeg.com/workshops.html


Friday, 14 November 2014

Cool Comment

I am sorry but I just had to show you this....
This is a page from the guestbook of Sunderland Museum & Art Gallery, where the BP Portrait Award 2014 is currently showing.....
Yes, I added the red circle...
I don’t know who wrote that but I must thank him or her!! 
Very cool indeed.

Lime Tree Gallery

Opening 22 December
Christmas Show
Lime Tree Gallery
Bristol

Three paintings by me including this new one:
Three Pearls
Oil on linen
50x30cm



The exhibition is on until 23 December and includes works by many artists, such as James Bland, George Gilbert, Neil MacDonald, David Smith and many others.
See the whole exhibition online: 

Lime Tree Gallery
84 Hotwell Road
Bristol
BS8 4UB

Private View:
22 December 10am - 5pm
You are invited! Feel free to pop in to see the show. I will be there around noon.
I show some photos of the show after the Private View.


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Two Cushions

This pastel painting is finished. I am not sure about the title yet...bear with me. How about ‘Two Cushions’ for now.

This is 18x11”/ 46x28cm
Pastel



Thursday, 6 November 2014

Studio

Two recent framed paintings in my studio. The drawing on the right is sold.


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Some Faces

Just a few older portrait details I shared on my Facebook page....

A detail from a commissioned portrait (2012)

A detail from ‘The Pearl Necklace’, oil. BP Portrait Award 2014
Still on at Sunderland Museum until 16 November
Opens at the Scottisch National Portrait Gallery
on 29 November 2014.

A detail from a recent commissioned portrait (2014). oil.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014