Fake or Fortune?

I have been given a small art work of Ian Fairweather’s by a dear friend and fellow artist. It is in a very sad state and I would like to have it authenticated so I can spend the money to have it framed and preserved correctly. It is in a very bad state of repair. So in search of the truth, I need to investigate further. Feels a bit like the BBC TV show, Fake or Fortune. Don’t think I have the resources to go to the trouble they do, nor do I have much in the way of providence or paper work to verify it is an Ian Fairweather, but Joanne has sent images and details to the Queensland Art Gallery to see if any one there is willing to assist us with some information regarding it.

Will keep you posted as to what we find out.

Carmen

Painting in question.  Is it by Ian Fairweather?

Painting in question. Is it by Ian Fairweather?

Lino etching

I started this lino etch while the frogs were croaking and rain was still falling.  But now we seem to be back to the hot weather, at least for the moment. I have used the frog image to experiment with caustic soda as a means of etching into lino rather than carving.  Quite happy with the results particularly on the branches that he is sitting on.  It does require some time waiting for each etch to bite into the lino, and you are not always sure how deep it is etching, but interesting effects to be gained.

Here are the images as it progressed.

Cheers,  Joanne

Lino after several caustic soda etches.

Lino after several caustic soda etches.

Frog print after 1 colour.  The red print with drawing over it as I work out what I want in final print.

Frog print after 1 colour. The red print with drawing over it as I work out what I want in final print.

Frog print after 3 colours and 3 etches.

Frog print after 3 colours and 3 etches.

Lino print using caustic soda to etch

Final frog print