Jeff Rowland “Just the Two of Us” Ltd. edition giclee print

Jeff Rowland “Just the Two of Us” Ltd. edition giclee print
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Jeff Rowland ” Heading Downtown ” limited edition giclee print

Jeff Rowland ” Heading Downtown ” limited edition giclee print
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Jeff Rowland Print of couple dancing in bar – limited edition 3/150

Jeff Rowland Print of couple dancing in bar – limited edition 3/150
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jeff rowland view to remember beautifully framed
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Jeff Rowland ‘ In a New York Minute’ ltd edition giclee print

Jeff Rowland ‘ In a New York Minute’ ltd edition giclee print
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Jeff Rowland “Last Dance” – limited edition 3/150

Jeff Rowland Print of couple dancing in bar – “The Last Dance” limited edition 3/150
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 This print – The Last Dance _ was so exciting for me to paint, says Jeff Rowland. I used a similar composition to a previous release, using the same street in New York, only this time it was a view of the other side of the street. I still wanted the Manhattan bridge included, so it is obvious they are in New York. Then I thought why not put the couple inside the bar instead of outside in the rain. The rain is still falling, but this time the viewer can see right into the bar. I believe, it’s the end of the evening and the bar could be closed, indicated by the upside down chairs on top of the tables. These are the last people left in the bar. They could have been dancing all night but now it’s the end of the evening and it’s their last dance. The piano player is in the corner playing the last tune. This could be their song. The greatest thrill for me to paint this painting was to add one of Mark Grieves paintings into the composition. There are a number of pictures on the back wall of the bar but just above the piano player is a Mark Grieves painting. I painted this into the work because Mark’s piece is called ‘Duet’ and I thought that this helped the image of these two people being together.

I think this is the way forward for my work. As an artist I feel that you should look at your work and think about moving it on and not to stay in the same place. With the earlier introduction of the trees and with the idea that I can create a lot more interest and atmosphere by concentrating on activity in the bar, I feel that I have further freedom to create scenarios between a couple.

Jeff has certainly moved on since this piece!

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Paint like Jeff Rowland

Could you be the next Jeff Rowland?

Learn To Draw And Paint

Everybody at some point in their life wants to learn to draw and paint – for Jeff it was from when he was very young. Just by watching any child, you can see that these skills are one of those that entice them during their early years. However, not all people decide to take this goal seriously, especially when adulthood comes around. Nevertheless, if you do want to develop this innate skill, it is still possible. Here are some of the basics that you have to know.

Drawing Versus Painting

One important factor that people do not understand is that drawing is different from painting. Thus, if you want to learn how to draw and paint, this means you have to develop two different skills. Drawing is generally defined as depicting a subject by the use of lines. On the other hand, painting is the art of coating surfaces with paint for artistic or utilitarian purposes.

Thus, the medium you’d be using would be the main difference along with the process itself. Nevertheless, these two disciplines are still related and most often combined to make an art work. Most of the time, drawing becomes a prerequisite of painting; although this is not always the case.

Drawing Basics

For you to start having drawing skills, you should constantly practice your hands and eyes. Do this by sketching. Constantly sketching is the best way for you to learn how to draw more artistically and professionally.

Remember that drawing is developed by constant practice of your hands. This is not improved by merely reading or acquiring whatever book based knowledge that is available. Thus, practice your hand to draw. Be very observant with your surroundings. Try to sketch things or people during your idle time. Doing this is really one worthwhile hobby that could pay off in the future.

Copying is your stepping stone in drawing. Get a model and copy it. It is all right to make mistakes. This is exactly what erasers are for any way. Also, do away with the notion that you need to have professional materials for your work to look good. A simple sketch book and basic drawing pencil and eraser would do.

Painting Basics

On the contrary, painting would entail appropriate materials so that your work would end up nicely done. You would need a couple of brushes that come in different sizes. You also need acrylic paint of various colors, but most importantly, you should have the primary colours, a bigger tube of white and black. However, if you do not want to buy a black tube, you could simply create your own. Do this by combining all the primary colors.

It is best to start with Acrylic paints because these are the easiest to work with. Thus, the general painting developmental stages would be mastering acrylics first before aiming to learn oils or water color. Also, this kind of paint is easily mixed with water. All you’ll need would be a glass or a bucket in which you would put the water in for cleaning purposes. You also use this water to keep your paint moist, it dries up quickly. A pallet is needed too. If you don’t have one, you can improvise by using paper plate that has Aluminium foil covering.

To start painting, you have to draw on your canvas first. Draw your subject and other details of the pictures environment. After this, add on the colour using your paint. Keep on practicing by choosing different subjects. Also, try to experiment with the colours you’ve got.

Make full use of your pallet and create various shades of colours. Continue on sketching and painting like this and for sure your skill would start to develop in no time. Everyone has to start somewhere – obviously some people find these skills are “natural”. Jeff Rowland had a desire to paint but it took a long time to reach the stage before he became a professional artist. If you’ve not seen this before I place one of the earliest paintings I know of by Jeff  below. I hope it gives you inspiration! Good Luck and let me see your talents when ready for public appreciation.

 

Jeff Rowland "Collie"

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Jeff Rowland FOUR prints of London 1989

Jeff Rowland FOUR prints of London 1989
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UPDATE: Jeff has confirmed they are definitely not his work . 
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jeff rowland view to remember beautifully framed

jeff rowland view to remember beautifully framed
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Jeff Rowland ‘Great Expectations’. Morpeth Town. Not Available In Any Gallery.
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Jeff Rowland ‘Great Expectations’. Morpeth Town. Not Available In Any Gallery.

Jeff Rowland ‘Great Expectations’. Morpeth Town. Not Available In Any Gallery.
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Magical by Jeff Rowland – Signed Limited Edition Framed

Magical by Jeff Rowland – Signed Limited Edition Framed
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