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Would you like to train as a portrait painter?...asks the Royal Society of Portrait Painters' webpage about their Bulldog Bursary.
This bursary aims to develop the talent of an artist at an early stage in their career.
The bursary is worth £5,000, plus an extra donation of £2,500 from the de Laszlo Foundation. The aim is to provide an opportunity for an artist, regardless of location, to be mentored by Members of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Other benefits include access to facilities at the Heatherley School of Fine Art .
|Paintings at the Annual Exhibition of the|
Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Top - Reflection by Flora Watson (Self portrait)
oil 90cm x 90cm
Bottom - Love Story #8 - Character Study
by Olha Pryymak - Bulldog Bursary recipient 2012-13
oil 90 x 70cm
|Pablo Picasso (1962)|
Source: Wikimedia Commons
|Flyer for the 102nd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition|
of the California Art Club
|Some of the paintings in the|
102nd Annual Gold Medal Exhibition
California Art Club
|Winner of Sue Burton Memorial Best in Show Award|
Sepia Series ( Acrylic) by Peter Sheppard
|Winner of President's Choice Award|
Bocca Baciata ( Oil) by David Lawton
|Winner of the Bell Award|
Marjory (Oil on Polymin) by Rosemary Bentley
£NFS (similar size £800)
|Winner of the Mary Scott-Kestin Award Animals and Wildlife|
Two Lambs (Pencil) by Kathleen Nelson
|Winner of the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery Award|
Poultry in Winter (Watercolour on Lumitex) by Kathleen Nelson
|Winner of the Sue Lee awardI've Got my Eye on You (Watercolour) by Claudia Haesen|
|My new lens in my left eye|
|Rory McEwan The Colours of Reality|
cover of the exhibition catalogue
|Who painted this? #28|
The vast majority of artists have no private pension plans
|Katsushika Hokusai, in an 1839 self-portrait|
Key findings so far include:
- The Pensions for Artists research commissioned by Arts Council England in 2007 showed that 70% of artists (across all artforms) didn’t have a private pension.
- In the UK working population as a whole, 44% don’t have a private pension. It also showed that affordability is the key factor in whether artists save for their pensions, and that artists are twice as likely as the working population as a whole to earn under £10,000 a year.
- It is common within performing arts unions to offer pension schemes. The combination of the employer contribution and tax relief are powerful incentives for these members to opt in.
- However, given that 50% of artists nowadays are self-employed they would be the sole contributor to their own savings. This presents a significant challenge in creating an affordable, well-adopted scheme for visual and applied artists.
|Private View of the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters|
Main (West) Gallery
|Portraits in the North Gallery|
|South Wall, Main Gallery|
|Some of my books about drawing and painting figures and portraits|
|This is my Lucian Freud stash!|
|The Tarporley Hunt Club by Andrew Festing MBE PPRP|
oil; 127 x 178cm (50" x 70")
(see note at end)
What is the most difficult subject to paint?What evidence do we have for this conclusion from other sources?
people - portraits 45% people - groups of figures 15% anything and everything 10% abstract (no recognisable subject) 5% metaphorical / symbolic 5% narrative - story is main focus 5% landscape / cityscape 5% botanical / floral 5% animals / wildlife 5% still life 0%
The hierarchy was based on a distinction between art that made an intellectual effort to "render visible the universal essence of things" (imitare in Italian) and that which merely consisted of "mechanical copying of particular appearances" (ritrarre).Wikipedia - Hierarchy of genres
He has become the 133rd person to paint the Queen for an official portrait. And Dan Llywelyn Hall has become about the 132nd to be met with a bucket of slop from both professional critics and the public.
|Who painted this? #27|
|Winner of The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture (2013)|
oil, 120 x76cm (47" x 30") NFS
© Mark Roscoe
When the commission prize was placed kindly in my hands I began thinking of a way to challenge people's ‘first impression’ as it can so often be highly superficial and therefore very wrong. I painted Olivia in the manner of a self-portrait to encourage the viewer to see life through her eyes. The image is a mirror reflection of Olivia in her bedroom wearing her favourite T-Shirt with the slogan "Love is the only solution, Love is the only way."His prize was presented to him by BBC News art Editor Will Gompertz who opened the exhibition and Alastair Adams, the President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Our reflection in a mirror is most familiar to us however as everything has been reversed it is the opposite view to a camera and that of everyone we meet including our friends and family. This raises the question, what is more important, how we view our self or how we appear to others?
|Mark Roscoe - Winner of the Ondaatje Prize|
with (left) Will Gompertz and (right) Alastair Adams PRSPP
|Winner of the £20,000 SELF Portrait Prize|
Jan Mikulka with his self portrait (oil on canvas, 100x70cm, 2012)
and Alastair Adams, President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters
|Self portrait sketch 3 May 2013|
The day after left phacoelmulsification of cataract with intraocular lens implantation
to illustrate what I look like on the other side of your computer screen!
|Jonty Hurwitz with Kaspar (and bib) and his anamorphic sculpted version of Kaspar|
for Kaspar's Seafood Bar and Grill at the Savoy Hotel
all photos copyright Katherine Tyrrell
|Kaspar - the Savoy's lucky black cat|
Sculpture by Basil Ionides
|Kaspar's Seafood Bar with Glass Smoked Fish lighting decoration|
|Scales in the tiles and ripples in the carpet|
|Anamorphic Sculture of Kaspar by Jonty Hurwitz|
Kaspar by Basil Ionides in the background
"I don't think physical art is massively relevant any more"Yesterday I saw it in action in terms of the computer generated anamorphic sculpture of Kaspar the black cat which Jonty Hurwitz has created as a feature artwork installation for the new Kaspar's.