Monthly Archives: December 2012

Van Gogh, the Copyist

Originally posted on my daily art display:
Pieta (after Delacroix) by van Gogh (1889) In my last blog I looked at how Vincent van Gogh had copied three Japanese woodcut prints and had incorporated his own inimitable style to his…

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Gregg Chadwick

While I was flicking around on Flickr the other day, I discovered a new (to me at least) artist called Gregg Chadwick. Several other bloggers regularly write about other artists but this is one of the first times I felt … Continue reading

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Is it just me?

I visited the local art circle’s exhibition at Bolton Library last week. There were two paintings which struck me. (Well, three if you include the one I voted for in the Visitors’ Prize poll, and which I then went out … Continue reading

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Whiteread – Larger Than Life

Originally posted on Slow Painting:
London stone … Rachel Whiteread’s Ghost. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian I just want to take a moment to salute Britain’s greatest living artist. A few weeks ago I was in an American art…

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Richard Dorment’s Year of Art

Today’s Review in the Daily Telegraph was dedicated to a review of the year in the arts. Richard Dorment looked at some of the various exhibitions which have been on this year, several of which I have visited myself and … Continue reading

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Can’t Make Up My Mind … (from We Are OCA)

[I’ve just read this beautiful article on the OCA website. I decided it needed sharing more widely and found it easier to copy it into my blog rather than trying to ‘share’ it using the profusion of buttons. The original … Continue reading

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Techniques With Pastels

Originally posted on The Milkman Goes To College:
As well as my OCA work, I am doing a pastel drawing course at the local college. This evening we were drawing a lemon using different techniques. While the exercise is not…

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