Do you need inspiration to create? I’m often asked where I find my inspiration. The short answer is everywhere. There’s a marvelous line from Chuck Close “Inspiration is for Amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.” People tell me how … Continue readingMisty Thames – Inspiration to create a painting.
On the last day of the year, I’m sharing 12 paintings One for each month of 2016 to sum up the year. January – Not your usual Wedding Month. But I’ve always done my own thing, and, yes, I did get married in January. A … Continue readingLooking back on 2016 – A year in 12 paintings
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.
In Part 1, 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, … Continue readingLandscape Artist of the Year – Part 2- What did the judges think?
In 2016 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 – How did I get on?
Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year is in it’s second year. A finished painting in 4 hours, when I normally take 15+, no pressure there then!
This is how I prepared after being selected to take a place in one of the pods. Although what happened is still pretty hush, hush so you’ll need to watch it it you want to find out if it worked.! … Continue readingLandscape Artist of the Year, 4 hours to do a painting. Eek!