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?
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!
Ever look at Contemporary Architecture and wonder…? How it came about? Who had the idea? Why did they put that there? Obviously, these questions have simple answers. Contemporary Architecture is where it is because someone had a need for a building(s). This was the space … Continue readingContemporary Architecture – Three Generations painting
I’m often asked “Where do you find the time to paint?” I’m married to my wonderful husband and a mother of 3 active young people. We have a dog and cat. I’m also building a business around my art. I’ll be honest with you, sometimes … Continue readingFollow my 10 tips and find the time to paint.
Tour London through Contemporary Art Hi! I’m Cathy Read, a professional contemporary artist who draws with masking fluid to create art like this. You’ve heard of virtual tours, I’m sure. well, I’m going to give you An Abstract Tour of the City of London! Or … Continue readingContemporary Art Tour of London in 30 Days
Have you ever seen a picture and thought, I like that but it needs x or I’d prefer y? Commissioning Art may seem complicated but it isn’t. People like pictures with a personal connection. You see something you admire, but it’s not quite right, it … Continue readingThe murky world of commissioning Art.