Part of the 49/50 Painting Challenge. Find out how it began here. When you commence a Painting challenge, you know things may get tough. So, I thought it would be helpful to write a list of architectural features so that I would have something to … Continue readingWhen is a brace not a brace? Unexpected problems of a painting challenge.
Are you drawn to landscape paintings of Mountain Views? Have you ever climbed a mountain? If you have then you’ll realise that climbing up mountains is a challenge but the view from the top and sense of achievement makes it all worthwhile. Knowing that the … Continue readingLandscape Painting- The Mountain Goat
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
Imagine an Urban Landscape. Do you think of Clean? Probably not. Cities are much cleaner than they used to be but cities and grim go together like pencil and lead. Like many other cities, the clean air act transformed Manchester. As a child I remember … Continue readingUrban Landscape – Dirty Old Mill
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.
Painting Transformations are fascinating, aren’t they? I’m always amazed with the whole process of developing a painting from a blank page. Last week I decided to try something new, video. OK, so I’ve done video before, but not like this. But creating a painting in … Continue readingUnderground – Creating art Video.