Diane Young

Artist ~ Printmaker ~ Painter ~Every Picture tells a story ~ Artwork ©Diane Young


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Original Paintings on #Slate Hearts & more #gift ideas

These large slate hearts are original paintings for sale at £20 each at the Cotswold Craftmen Gallery, Market Street #Nailsworth GL6 0BX

…..along with wonderful designs by other crafts people in jewellery, glass, pottery, wood, mosaics, sculpture, soaps and more ideas for #christmasgifts.

Including my large Moongazing Hare LE print in gold edged frame at just £95!

See the gallery website here

 


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Whodunnit? The Risk of Hanging Art in a Public Space….#Nailsworth

Stolen Elephant PrintThis print was taken recently from my exhibition at The Vault in Nailsworth.  It is rather strange and fortunate that although I had hung the original painting which I am very fond of in the exhibition I then changed my mind and switched it for the print.  There is only one print of this painting.  So if you see this anywhere other than in my possession it is the one that has been stolen.  It is sad isn’t it that this should have happened..?

Elephant in Gold


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#Art for Art’s Sake

Sometimes, or maybe even often, I produce pieces of work and dismiss them.  I don’t mean to, I do not think hard about this at all, it just happens.  These pieces surface at times, perhaps when an exhibition is about to begin and I start gathering things together.

My “Stepping Crane” is such a piece, having been exhibited at the Amberley Inn on our “Fish and Ships” PV night and I am pleased to say it is shortly on its’ way to a new home.

Painting of a dancing stepping crane by artist Diane Young Stroud

Stepping Crane, Original SOLD


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Compare & Contrast with #Cows

Highland Cows in the Cotswolds

Having visited Scotland last year I have seen Highland Cattle in fields in their native country,  yet my own photos of Highland Cows are taken very near my home in the Cotswolds where they roam free over hundreds of acres of natural land during the summer months.Highland Cow PHoto by artist Diane YoungSometimes they just stand on the road and the traffic have to wait for them to move.  I love that these cows are extremely docile and have characterful & steadfast faces.

Nosey Highland Cow and Tonal Variation

A helpful way to review tonal variation in a painting is to take a black and white photo.  If you are struggling with a painting and cannot quite figure out hHighland Cow Painting by artist Diane Young Stroudow to fix it a quick snapshot can point out problems in this area.  My black and white photo here shows a good range of darks through to white.  There was just a bit of light shadow to add to the face to finish.Monochrome photo of painting of Highland Cow by Diane Young


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Gloucestershire Old Spot #Pig Painting

Painting of a Gloucester Old Spot Pig by Diane Young of Manic Illustrations

….thanks to Boondockers Farm in Oregon for permission to use their photo. These pigs were imported to the US during the 1900’s for breeding. “British folklore claims the large black spots are bruises caused by the apples falling onto them as they foraged the orchard floors for food.”