Do you love snow? Or hate it with a passion bordering on rage? Does a hit of the white stuff bring out your inner child or Demon! Maybe snow’s causing you chaos? We Brits still aren’t prepared for any significant level of snowfall. Much to … Continue readingPhotography, Snow and the Creative Muse!
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?
Plein Air Sketching #2 We’re already a week into Bucks open Studios and it’s been busy. On the first day I was at Green Dragon and decided to do some Plein Air Sketching outside our venue. The weather was perfect, a bit dull but warm … Continue readingPlein Air Sketching in Dragon Country
The trouble with demonstrations is it’s not always possible to show the finished result! So, as promised last week, at the John Lewis event… Here is the finished painting. It’s a hazardous business applying ink to wet paper. The painting morphs before your eyes! The … Continue readingLodged in decline
An artist is defined by the medium he chooses! Yes, there are other influences at play, but the medium choice affects the character of his work significantly! I sometimes envy artist’s who focus on one medium. Shall I do a watercolour or a watercolour! Hmmm! … Continue readingMedia choices! Collage or mixed media? Why not try both?