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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 ...

Office Building Jolimont / 2b architectes

Office Building Jolimont / 2b architectes

© Roger Frei, Zürich Architects: 2b architectes Location: Route de Jolimont, 1185 Mont-sur-Rolle, Switzerland Area: 1322.0 m2 Project Year: 2014 Photographs: Roger Frei... Read more ...

Xintiandi Temporary Reading Pavilion / Atelier Archmixing

Xintiandi Temporary Reading Pavilion / Atelier Archmixing

© TANG Yu / CHEN Pingnan Architects: Atelier Archmixing Location: Xintiandi, Shanghai, China Architect In Charge: ZHUANG Shen, REN Hao, TANG Yu, ZHU Jie Design Team: ZHUANG... Read more ...

The Best Architectural iPhone Photos of 2018 Revealed by IPPAWARDS

The Best Architectural iPhone Photos of 2018 Revealed by IPPAWARDS

First Prize: Photography by Massimo Graziani, Italy. Image Courtesy of IPPAWARDS The iPhone Photography Awards has announced the winners of the 2018 edition of the annual... Read more ...

Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting "FOREST ELEMENTS 11062" by Colorado...

Abstract Mixed Media Landscape Painting "FOREST ELEMENTS 11062" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

12"x48"x1.5"O Mixed Media on Panel/Available $1200 Read more ...

FISHING, OIL PAINTING by TOM BROWN

FISHING, OIL PAINTING by TOM BROWN

This painting is available here . If you'd like to commission a larger version of this, email me here: tombrownstudio gmail.com artist oilpainting commissions painting art... Read more ...

Yellow Rose by artist Pat Meyer

Yellow Rose by artist Pat Meyer

12 x 12 oil on linen panelSoldDutch Art Gallery Dallas, TX. Thank you so much to the staff at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas for selling this piece. Signature Artist of Texas... Read more ...

Contemporary Expressionist Bold Still Life Flower Art Painting "Roses and an...

Contemporary Expressionist Bold Still Life Flower Art Painting "Roses and an Orange" by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

FRESH OFF THE EASEL.. 20"x16"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available FINE ART PRINTS in multiple sizes are also Available HERE My NEW ONLINE COURSE is now OPEN: "Floral Still Life... Read more ...

Yellow Rose by artist Pat Meyer

Yellow Rose by artist Pat Meyer

12 x 12 oil on linen panelSoldDutch Art Gallery Dallas, TX. Thank you so much to the staff at the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas for selling this piece. Signature Artist of Texas... Read more ...

Art report / England 1

Art report / England 1

Seeing photos last week of the Trumps' gala dinner at Blenheim Palace, outside of London, reminded me of our visit to Blenheim Palace a couple of years ago, during which we saw... Read more ...

Piedra Toro / Forge Craft Architecture

Piedra Toro / Forge Craft Architecture

© Patrick Wong Architects: Forge Craft Architecture Location: Austin, United States Architect In Charge: Forge Craft Architecture Collaborator: Camelot Custom Homes Project... Read more ...