The Police boat was one of three moored up on the Thames. I thought of doing all three but really wanted something more focused so I cropped out the other two. Starting with the graphite image, this is the composition. I tend to get absorbed … Continue readingNew Painting – Police Boat on the Thames
Inspiring Artists can create art out of anything! So why do some go overboard when buying art materials? When all they need is at hand? Try simplifying, only a few basic items are required. Sometimes, just the one. What about using some paper? or, if … Continue reading5 Ways Inspiring Artists use Limited Materials.
Contemporary Art Fairs are a great way to see art Whatever stage you’re at from the complete novice to art expert they are an effective way to immerse yourself in a vast array of different styles and abilities. From Graduate artwork, to established artists. From … Continue reading9 tips to make the most of Contemporary Art Fair visits.
Yesterday I left you with my “finished” Landscape Artist of the Year Painting I felt I’d done well in the circumstances, although I would have preferred to do more on it. I’d achieved my goal of finishing in the time. By now, I’d seen where … Continue readingLandscape Artist of the Year – 2- What did the judges think?
Last night I made my TV debut on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the year. Filming it was a surreal experience, so I thought I’d share what happened. After all the preparation was done and I was finally in Kent. The day began early. We … Continue readingLandscape Artist of the Year – 1 How did I get on?
Landscape Painting often involves plein air sketching. That translates as “painting outside” to the average person. I have done landscape paintings and sketched outside in the past and will do so in the future. But there’s nothing quite like painting in the studio. Especially when … Continue readingLandscape Painting – Indoors or out?