Monthly Archives: December 2013

A New Year – A New Artistic You

Originally posted on Street of Dreams:
I’ve never been particularly fond of New Years. Maybe it’s because I have always sucked at keeping my resolutions. Maybe it’s because I find the song “Auld Lang Syne” incredibly depressing.   Or perhaps it…

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND. THINK BIG.

If you’re not sure where Manchester is, it’s quite close to Salford!

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Bolton Open Part 1

Two years ago I managed to get one of my prints in the biennial Bolton Open. (It was my busker print which I use as my avatar.) At the PV I knew one or two people there and the names of … Continue reading

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Trying to emulate other artists can spoil your painting journey

Originally posted on BUSY BRUSH CAFE:
The Portal” _ oil painting on canvas _ 2004 _ sold by Robert Conway Once I have my finished my layout for my next painting its a done deal, i’m sticking with the plan. I…

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Mark Making With Julia

I’ve mentioned that I’m not sure what influence I’ve had on the direction Julia’s Monday morning Drawing Class is going. I joined it at the beginning of October other members of the group having been there for at least a year. … Continue reading

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PS Mirabel Open Studios

I now know what the Doctor’s companions feel like when they go into the TARDIS for the first time! This weekend has been Open Studios at PS Mirabel in Manchester (only just – a few yards away over the bridge … Continue reading

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Psychedelia vs Asthma

Originally posted on pposeur:
  The tutor had ambitious aims for the session. He would split the class in 2, half working in sketch pads while seated, the others doing larger pictures while standing at easels. This would get more…

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A Bit On The Side

On Monday morning I went to Julia’s drawing class. I’m not sure if my presence has had any effect on the class and the way Julia runs it – I only joined this autumn. I get the feeling everyone else … Continue reading

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New Gallery In New Mills

Last Thursday I went to the opening of the first exhibition at a new art gallery in New Mills. Lyn Bannister, who organised New Mills Art as part of the Derbyshire Open (sorry, still can’t insert links – I blogged about it … Continue reading

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Another problem with advertising

Having had one problem with advertising recently, I went on a half day course last Wednesday called the Entrepreneurial Artist: Building Your Creative Business. This promised four things: Making products that sell Getting the price right Craft fairs and Markets Selling … Continue reading

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