The Three Faces of Donald

Tanya Raabe-Webber Visual Artist

Being very productive in the studio today. Working on the three faces of Donald an outsider artist. I worked with Donald a couple of years ago in the arty Party project. For two years Donald created abstract painting is very prolifically and I was only just beginning to understand what he was painting and how was painting and what was influencing him.

My painting is an homage to his arts practice and I hope to work with him again this year sometime.

Donald is a man of very few words. The word blue he says over and over again whilst he paints and he also makes grants and murmur motoring sounds as he gets absorbed by his painting.

Whilst I paint his portrait from memory I remember our communication with which we need no words just colour, paint, and brush!


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digital paint testing Uni of Brmingham

Tanya tests access to digital painting at University of Birmingham with DASh Arts of Shropshire. A research project in the making!

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Train Journey Home – Vidya Wolton

Was just doing some research on media and press coverage of my work and I found this inspiring blog post from a visitor to one of my exhibitions at DaDaFest and felt quite moved by it.

Train Journey Home – Vidya Wolton

via Train Journey Home – Vidya Wolton.

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In the zone

Tanya Raabe-Webber Visual Artist


Really getting into the zone with my portrait of David Hevey. Been working up some detail with thined paint and whats called srummbling. Rubbing the paint on with thin washes. Feels like his face is really coming alive now.

Can’t reach the bottom half so will have to raise the canvas up a bit on another canvas. To do tomorrow.

Question: ‘paint, is that all you do.’

Answer: ‘yes ….. live with it’!!

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 900 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people.

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Using iPad to become familiar with a face

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Foundations of a painting

Tanya Raabe-Webber Visual Artist

Think I got the foundations of David Heveys portrait on the canvas.


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