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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...

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...

 
 
 
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 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,...

 
 
 
"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...

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...

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

ALASTAIR FONTANA - B&W SEA - 0004

ALASTAIR FONTANA - B&W SEA - 0004

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BOGO, Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Three Widows” by Santa Fe...

BOGO, Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media Painting “Three Widows” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

I love the colors in this acrylic on panel painting and the deep texture too. There are windows made from transparent material that is painted on both sides for even more... Read more ...

Contemporary Art Winter Pines Landscape Oil Painting and Prints

Contemporary Art Winter Pines Landscape Oil Painting and Prints

Among the Pinesoil on panel 6x6 inch 2018 palette: A warm pavilion among the pines for those hiking or cross country skiing. This painting and prints are available. Original... Read more ...

Fine Art Print Colorful Contemporary Abstract Art "Anasazi-Mini" by Colorado...

Fine Art Print Colorful Contemporary Abstract Art "Anasazi-Mini" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

I've chosen some of my favorite paintings to be made into bite-sized reproductions. In this collection of small canvas prints, each one arrives with its own little easel... Read more ...

Over 2.5 Acres of Projected Images and Videos Illuminate Chicago's Riverfront

Over 2.5 Acres of Projected Images and Videos Illuminate Chicago's Riverfront

Animated work by Zheng Chongbin ART ON theMART is a new Chicago-based art program that amplifies the works of contemporary artists, transforming their pieces into dazzling... Read more ...

Edge House / KARO Architects

Edge House / KARO Architects

© Hyo sook Jin Architects: KARO Architects Location: Yongin, South Korea Architect In Charge: Kijung Kim Design Team: Hyunyong Jo Area: 95.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Woman in Hat" by Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

Abstract Mixed Media Art Painting "Woman in Hat" by Cecelia Catherine Rappaport

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Villa Villekulla Café & house / Rieuldorang Atelier

Villa Villekulla Café & house / Rieuldorang Atelier

© Yoon, Joonhwan Architects: Rieuldorang Atelier Location: Dongnae-gu, South Korea Lead Architects: Kim Seongyoul Design Staff: Bae, Seongyong Area: 229.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Art and Film: Van Gogh's sanity

Art and Film: Van Gogh's sanity

Contributed by Jonathan Stevenson / “One man's insanity is another man's genius,” Joyce Carol Oates has written. In the popular imagination, though, Vincent Van Gogh was a... Read more ...

Heavenly Angel

Heavenly Angel

This painting is mixed media, a combination of pen and ink with oil paint. I applied the paint with a palette knife for the background to achieve a dimensional quality in the... Read more ...