Monthly Archives: April 2013

Daytripper – Part 2

(The story so far: With the Management having just come out of hospital following a ‘procedure’, our intrepid hero is on his tod visiting various exhibitions in London. Having lusted over various Grosvenor School linocuts, he has learned that there … Continue reading

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Aquatint workshop

Originally posted on woman walking slowly:
This weekend was spent on another printing workshop.  The focus was aquatint. I had tried this once before and wanted to learn the technique so that I could develop it more creatively in later…

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Art on the Telly

“Picasso, Matisse, Hockney, Bourgeois, Freud; where did you first encounter the great art and artists of the last 100 years? Most likely on television, which has done more than any other medium to popularise the visual arts in Britain” This … Continue reading

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Daytripper – Part 1

Yesterday morning, I went down to London for the day. Yesterday evening, I crawled into bed absolutely knackered, but having seen the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy (the main reason for the trip), the Cutting Edge of … Continue reading

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Art And Money

Money has reared its ugly head several times recently. Last week it was announced that Anthony McCall’s Column, a spiral of steam that should have risen six miles into the sky, “just couldn’t be done within the budget or the … Continue reading

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Happy First Birthday To Me!

Or a least to this blog! On 21st April 2012, I posted the Hello page of Notes to the Milkman. The first ‘proper’ post came a couple of days later. In Hello (my blog post, not the celeb mag!) one … Continue reading

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Vending machines sell art for £1

Just found a tweet on Twitter from Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield (@HepworthGallery ) with a link to this BBC news story about an initiative at a Leeds shopping centre to use vending machines to sell art for £1 which I … Continue reading

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Rollin’ Into The Sunset

As you will know by now, Thursday night is Rachel’s art class night. Last week I painted a seascape with just rollers and a palate knife – no brushes. I loved the technique so tonight I had another go painting … Continue reading

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Drawing Quotes

I’ve mentioned Helen South’s posts on About.com before. (Ignore the ads and the layout. There is some good stuff there!) Today she had some interesting quotes about drawing. (The links are Helen’s own.): Cennini: ‘Do not fail, as you go … Continue reading

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Auction Catalogues As A Resource

Anyone got a few million dollars they don’t want? There are a couple of auction lots I fancy at a Sotheby’s auction in New York at the beginning of May. I get emails from Sotheby’s for some of their art … Continue reading

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