Natural history graffiti The first thing you notice about natural history graffiti is the towering edifice looming above you. It seems to go on forever. Drawing your eyes up to the molten sky, like they’re alien rocks or Meteors hurled across space. The sky is … Continue readingNatural History Graffiti – Meditations on a Painting
This painting is part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge, a series of 50 paintings of architectural details in Buckingham and surrounding area. Find out how it began here. Painting number 17 – looking at Arches, So many arches… sigh! The song “Underneath the Arches” has … Continue readingPainting 17 Underneath the Arches
Painting the Haymarket I love iconic architecture, but some places are iconic in different ways. The Gherkin, Lloyds and the Shard are buildings that are distinctive in shape. They are relatively simple and easy to find a “classic view” and show the whole of the … Continue readingPainting the Haymarket.
Back to the studio with some new painting. It’s been a crazy old month. I’ve been creating art but I have not been doing much in the way of blogging. I’m playing catch up after Oxford art weeks, Bucks Open Studios, a visit to Manchester… … Continue readingCan you Guess what the new painting is?
Mixed Media was once revolutionary Like the Daily Express Building in Manchester, built in the 1930’s, it could have been built today. Even now people are wary of phrase mixed media and aren’t sure what it is. Simple put, watercolour is one medium, oil is … Continue readingMixed Media Painting Inspired by Revolutionary Design
The Right work of Art can make a room. And likewise the wrong piece of art can ruin it. Imagine a boardroom with tiny pictures of kittens playing with pompoms. Or a small bedroom with a 4 metre canvas of a bloody battle scene? Neither … Continue reading10 Questions to Help you Find the Right Art for your Home