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NEW "CAPTURING TREES" PROMO VID ON YOUTUBE

I have, at long last, managed to create a video slideshow for one of my tutorials. Given that I am not good with these things, nevertheless...

INCARCERATED!

INCARCERATED!

Once again, I have to apologise for a long period of absence. This time, it is not because of apathy or lack of inspiration, it is...

 
 
 
The Artist Inside

THE ARTIST INSIDE

Well, the wheel has finally turned full circle. I thought that perhaps I had put painting "behind me" and had almost come to accept...

TACKLING ADVERSITY

TACKLING ADVERSITY

My last post was all about dealing with the unexpected. How true that is...that lovely piece of glass, very large, lovely piece of...

 
 
 
HAVING TO ADJUST EXPECTATIONS

HAVING TO ADJUST EXPECTATIONS

We all live with little voices in our heads; or little creatures whispering in our ears; my daughter, a corporate trainer, calls them...

"Painting is a mysterious process, hovering strangely between a thought and a thing"

"PAINTING IS A MYSTERIOUS PROCESS, HOVERING STRANGELY BETWEEN A THOUGHT AND A THING"

So said one of my favourite artists, Arthur Maderson. And this resonates with me very strongly. Painting can certainly be a mysterious...

 
 
 
Working in Three Dimensions and a happy accident

WORKING IN THREE DIMENSIONS AND A HAPPY ACCIDENT

Sometimes, we have "happy accident" things happen... Having always painted in a fairly literal fashion, with lots of pre-planning,...

A CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF ME

A CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF ME

Crikey, I think I have been watching too many good guys/bad guys tv shows! "So - you wanna piece of me?" You have to laugh. The expression...

 
 
 
WORKING AFTER SURGERY!

WORKING AFTER SURGERY!

"Silver cliffs " framed glass panel This year has been a tricky one so far. I have had surgery on my hip, which meant weeks of sitting...

APPROACHING GALLERIES - HOW TO AVOID THE FEAR!

APPROACHING GALLERIES - HOW TO AVOID THE FEAR!

I recently responded to a post on one of the forums I regularly visit - someone said they were "scared" to approach galleries with...

 
 
 
IN THE STUDIO - my enamelling corner

IN THE STUDIO - MY ENAMELLING CORNER

People are usually curious about artist's workspaces, and also about HOW they do what they do, so this little post is just to give...

Feeling blue? not exactly!!!!

FEELING BLUE? NOT EXACTLY!!!!

Sometimes, we artists are drawn to a particular colour.. Although I do paint or create using a variety of different colours, something...

 
 
 
"I love the light. How did you get that?"

"I LOVE THE LIGHT. HOW DID YOU GET THAT?"

To be more specific, the question asked was this: "I love the light. This is unmistakably your elegant style and I'm interested to...

OPEN STUDIO/OPEN GARDEN

OPEN STUDIO/OPEN GARDEN

Not a teaching post today - instead, an invitation. If you live in the UK, you are more than welcome to pop along to my OPEN STUDIO/OPEN...

 
 
 
Where ON EARTH did a year go? Update/newsletter

WHERE ON EARTH DID A YEAR GO? UPDATE/NEWSLETTER

My goodness....where did the year go? If my readers have lost patience and abandoned me for other blogs, I truly do not blame them! It...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Panasonic's S1R and S1 Will Be its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic's S1R and S1 Will Be its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic has announced the development of its first two mirrorless cameras: the Lumix S1R and S1. As part of the newly revealed L-Mount Alliance , the two cameras will feature... Read more ...

Venice Biennale's ‘Lightbox' Exhibition Explores Material Memory

Venice Biennale's ‘Lightbox' Exhibition Explores Material Memory

Lightbox - Jorge Hernandez Architect in Venice 2018 from PLANE-SITE on Vimeo. The European Culture Center's Time Space Exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2018 features a new... Read more ...

Senior-Citizen University of Fengxian / Atelier GOM

Senior-Citizen University of Fengxian / Atelier GOM

© CreatAR Architects: Atelier GOM Location: Hua Yuan Lu, Fengxian Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Lead Architect: Jiajing Zhang Design Team: Wenbin Xu, Cong Xu Area: 39458.0 m2 Project... Read more ...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban Paintings Fine Art Painting "Times Square" by Debra Hurd

Cityscape, New York, Time Square 36"x24" Oil on Canvas/sold Fine Art Prints of this Painting are Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban Paintings Fine Art Painting "Times Square" by Debra Hurd

Cityscape, New York, Time Square 36"x24" Oil on Canvas/sold Fine Art Prints of this Painting are Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga

Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga

“Tea Party,” all images provided by Ronit Baranga Sculptor Ronit Baranga produces figurative ceramic works that combine human characteristics with inanimate objects such as... Read more ...

Itscolossal:Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea

Itscolossal:Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea

Itscolossal : Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga Read more ...

"Creamsicle" Modern Abstract Textured Mixed Media Painting from the Sweet...

"Creamsicle" Modern Abstract Textured Mixed Media Painting from the Sweet Things Series by Lisa McKinney Kreymborg

"Creamsicle" Modern Abstract Textured Mixed Media Painting from the Sweet Things Series by Lisa McKinney Kreymborg11 x 14 x 2 on Canvas lisakreymborg.com instagram.com/lisa... Read more ...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Mystical Figure Art Painting "Hope For The...

Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Mystical Figure Art Painting "Hope For The Flowers" by Contemporary Arizona

Original Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Mystical Figure Art Painting The Entity rises from the City in a surrealist atmosphere with planets and spirals. The large red orange... Read more ...

8575. Doetinchem, The Netherlands

8575. Doetinchem, The Netherlands

8575. Doetinchem, The Netherlands. Oil on panel. 24 x 30 cm. Read more ...