Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up Shop starting Tomorrow!!!

Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up Shop starting Tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow will be the start of the pop up shop opening day on the 7th, followed by the 8th and 9th of December. Some of my acrylic paintings I’ve done will be printed as cards for the Lincoln Christmas market, at Lincoln College located at Christ’s Hospital Terrace. There will be signs for directions on where to go to visit the Colleges pop up shop.

The cards that I’ll be producing for sale are works that I’ve been doing for my course work. These include two versions of the Lord Tennyson painting (one bright and sharp for the Autumn effect, and one for more mature and closer accuracy to the statues look) as well as an early painting of a British solider at the Lincolnshire life museum.

There are other cards on sale too!

All of the cards you see here are priced at 75p each! Great for Xmas cards and any occasion for card giving (probably not Valentine’s Day……!).

Also, I have prints for sale if anyone prefers to have one of my paintings on their wall. Currently there are two prints available that will be on sale at the Xmas market. Each print costs around £5 each.

There’s a limited run of 9 prints! So it’s a first come first served basis for the prints, as well as the cards you see here. Finally, there’s one framed A4 print that will be on sale for £10.

I hope you can come and visit, wether from around the UK or abroad if you are visiting Lincoln for the Christmas market.

Have a great day, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a new blog post!

-Bjorn

[Disclaimer- all sales from the cards that I’ll be producing for sale will not be for personal use, but instead be donated to Lincoln College for materials and equipment]

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Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up shop

Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up shop

Big announcement today on Bjorn the Stormborn! On the 7th, 8th and 9th of December from 3:30pm onwards, some of my acrylic paintings I’ve done will be printed as cards for the Lincoln Christmas market, at Lincoln College located at Christ’s Hospital Terrace. There will be signs for directions on where to go to visit the Colleges pop up shop.

The cards that I’ll be producing for sale are works that I’ve been doing for my course work. These include two versions of the Lord Tennyson painting (one bright and sharp for the Autumn effect, and one for more mature and closer accuracy to the statues look) as well as an early painting of a British solider at the Lincolnshire life museum.

There are other cards on sale too!

All of the cards you see here are priced at 75p each! Great for Xmas cards and any occasion for card giving (probably not Valentine’s Day……!).

Also, I have prints for sale if anyone prefers to have one of my paintings on their wall. Currently there are two prints available that will be on sale at the Xmas market. Each print costs around £5 each.

There’s a limited run of 9 prints! So it’s a first come first served basis for the prints, as well as the cards you see here. Finally, there’s one framed A4 print that will be on sale for £10.

I hope you can come and visit, wether from around the UK or abroad if you are visiting Lincoln for the Christmas market.

Have a great day, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a new blog post!

-Bjorn

[Disclaimer- all sales from the cards that I’ll be producing for sale will not be for personal use, but instead be donated to Lincoln College for materials and equipment]

Canvas painting on Lord Tennyson part 4 (final)

Canvas painting on Lord Tennyson part 4 (final)

After a day of drawing, and a total of three days of painting, I’ve finally completed my final piece canvas painting on Lord Tennyson’s statue. Using eight years of experience using acrylic paints on small plastic models, my skills and knowledge on using best out of acrylic painting would help me to paint to this degree of skill.

I’ve tried to keep away from using greys for the statue colours, as I wanted to try a small highlight of colours to show more depth and contrast to the facial expression and clothing highlights. Whilst some would disagree with this choice (totally fine by me if you disagree), but I thought I’d try it out and leave my comfort zone. I think it’s paid off with the final outcome, thanks to all of my previous practice sample canvas paintings that I’ve done.

Christmas card sale

Great news! If your traveling to Lincoln for the ‘Lincoln Christmas Market’ event, I’ll be having this painting printed as Xmas cards for my Colleges pop up shop. The dates are from the 7th to the 9th of December. I’ll be showing what my Xmas card product will look like, as well as the location and price on a new post coming soon.

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Canvas paintings on Lord Tennyson statue (part 1)

Canvas paintings on Lord Tennyson statue (part 1)

Today’s post is an update progress on my work based on the Lord Tennyson statue, located next to Lincoln Cathedral. Having taken photographs of the statue, I’ve compared and chosen the best photographs to use for reference for my paintings.

The first of four works was completed yesterday, using a grid drawing to help me create an accurate imagery of the photograph. A few errors accused when drawing the scale, but apart from that, the drawing looks just right for painting.

Initial grid drawing

Having spent three hours yesterday to paint the canvas portrait, I was happy with the outcome. Originally I wanted to use oil paints, but I’ve found the medium to be tedious to use. So I’ve used Acrylic instead, as it takes minutes to dry with no hassle.

I wanted the picture to look similar to Dominic Parczuk style of oil paintings (although mines done using Acrylics), as well as a mixture of my own techniques for painting. Contrast was my focus for this painting, as it could easily look out of place if I wasn’t careful. 

Final outcome

Chosen photo


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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn