Understanding Modern Art is challenging It can leave you wondering what on earth is going on? I have a confession. I’ve always found understanding modern art confusing! There, I’ve said it! First of all, Modern and Contemporary Art are not the same thing. The terms … Continue readingHelp me! Understanding Modern art.
As promised here’s the London bus painting I’ve been working on. It’s very small on 8 inches or 20 cms square. I was asked to create a canvas painting for the Windsor Art Fair on 7th November to contribute to the fundraiser for The Princes Trust. I’ve … Continue readingWork in Progress – London Bus up Close and Personal
Experiment 2 completed successfully! The taxi painting is now finished. I’m pleased with it even though the masking hasn’t worked as well as usual. Its taken on a moody, just-rained quality which I love. The paper glued onto board is definitely the way to go. … Continue readingYou wait for a taxi then 3 come at once! New Painting.
Is it “cheating” to trace when creating a painting? I’ve always resisted the urge to trace images from photographs but recently I’ve been wondering why. Lots of artists do it. Does it really matter if I haven’t painstakingly rendered my subject in pencil before the … Continue readingQ. Is tracing acceptable practice for an artist?
Are you a messy painter? Personally, painting is usually chaos in my studio. So, this week I thought I’d ‘fess up and share some of it and show you more of the working area surrounding my work in progress. As you can see, the table … Continue readingIs Mess Necessary for Creativity?