Finding Art inspiration is a constant challenge. Wherever I go I’m always looking for new things to paint and draw. I’ve learnt that finding art inspiration is not a case of sitting and waiting for it to appear. It’s capturing the ideas when they come. … Continue readingFinding Art inspiration from a Neglected Bike
Architecture Painting on location can be trying. After another week of architecture painting outside I thought I’d share some of my challenges. The Weather : Fortunately the elements have been relatively kind. The wind only require me to tie down the easel and spread the … Continue readingPitfalls of Architecture Painting en Plein Air
Claydon House painting – not my first subject choice. Don’t get me wrong, it’s lovely, just a bit clean and tidy for my usual choice. As an artist who prefers creating her work in the studio, I still enjoy the opportunity to paint outdoors. With … Continue readingClaydon House Painting en Plein Air
The Private View – 205 years of the RI Wednesday 5th April was the Private View of the Royal Institute of painters in watercolour An historic society with Royal Patronage which has been held at the Mall Galleries since the 1970’s. This is my first … Continue readingPrivate View at Royal Insitute of Painters in Watercolour
Industrial roots are obvious in the Manchester Skyline. I often think of it as sooty black because my most vivid memories are from childhood when much of it was. Nowadays red brick and slate dominate the Manchester Skyline. Like the court house in the foreground. … Continue readingManchester Skyline emerges in paint
What should Contemporary Painting focus on? Have you ever wondered what Contemporary art is? Abstracts? Surreal Portraits? Contemporary Architecture? Most of mine focus on the latter, but what about historic buildings and features? Do they still count? I often wonder, especially if I have a … Continue readingWhat is a Contemporary Painting?