January 23, 2018
  • How to get texture into your art.


Warm and Cool Blues – Which are Which?

Recently I was tasked with a commission to do for a large room that was north facing and had a bit of a dark feel to it. I wanted to use blues colours in the painting, and to add some warmth, I wanted to use warm blues. Little did I know the conflict I would …

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Your Art in Our Book! Scam or Not?

I continually get emails from people or companies who profess to publish a book to showcase up and coming artists worldwide. I have to say I generally archive them immediately either with or without even reading them and I wondered if I was the only one to do this or if I am missing out …

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Every Painting is an Experiment

Just a quick post here as I have 5 minutes to spare after being at a talk by renowned UK artist Maggi Hambling this afternoon. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the talk as it was really about her latest book but it was a very entertaining  talk and I did buy one …

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What Makes a Good Painting?

This is more of a rhetorical question or a throwing about of ideas with anyone else welcome to pitch in, but I find sometimes writing about things brings out more ideas myself in what I can do in future. So, what makes a good painting? I have been thinking about this after I got an …

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When is a Painting Finished?

I have been thinking about this post for a while but I have been asking myself the question – when is a painting finished? – for quite a while! It first started when I began to paint semi-professionally in about 2004 when a friend of mine asked if I would like a professional artist friend …

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New Style of Painting

So after setting up the subscribe option on this website, almost as an experiment, I have been surprised by the number of subscribers that I already have! This makes me question what the subscribers want to hear about (please feel free to share your thoughts below) and hence what to write about. So I have …

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