There’s a long tradition of poetry inspiring art. Finding focus and inspiration early in an art career is challenging. In fact the two needs can lead you into opposite directions. It’s easy to follow whims and do what takes your fancy but the truth is … Continue readingPoetry inspiring Art – finding direction
Are you a fan of abstract art? Or maybe you prefer something more understandable. You like art that you can tell what it is? When I started out as an artist Representational Art was my thing Happily, creating realistic portraits and scenes Like this one … Continue readingAbstract vs Realism – Which is better?
Have you ever wanted to sketch but couldn’t? On one such day, I woke to sunshine and planned to paint. The children were off which cramped my style somewhat. They do like to be entertained. Solution? Take them for a picnic! Happy children, happy parent … Continue readingWhat do you do when you want to sketch but can’t?
Do you ever wish you’d waited a bit long before doing the next step? Well, I’ve had one of those moments when I wish I had.I started removing the masking and realised that the bell tower is not distinct. And it’s bothering me! I often … Continue readingAargh, when will I learn more haste less speed!
Few artists are successful right from the start. It’s a fact. Rejection is inevitable at some point! Last week, I read a comment about an artist being good at coping with rejection. It seemed like a good point at first. But then it struck me… … Continue readingCoping with rejection? Why you don’t have to!
Remember the Sketchbook Project 2011? The touring sketchbook project? You do…Really? Fab! Well, if you remember, I started well. With 5 pages completed the first week. The plan was to do a sketch a day – with breaks. Like this… Well, over the next 12 … Continue readingSketchbook project 2011! Why do I always leave everything to the last minute?