Monthly Archives: January 2014

P55 – Research Point – Two Artists Working In Contrasting Ways

Originally posted on The Milkman Goes To College:
“Find drawings by two artists who work in contrasting ways: from tight rigorous work to a more sketchy, expressive style …” Michael Landy and Tracey Emin are Young British Artists (YBAs) and…

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Julia Is On The Monet

At Julia’s Monday morning Drawing Class, organised by Enjoy Learning, we are looking as different artists and then producing work in their style. For the last couple of weeks we’ve been looking at Cezanne and using oil pastels. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Urban Sketching In Manchester

Today I went on an Urban Sketchcrawl in Manchester city centre. As you may remember I tried to organise a series of walks with a sketchbook eighteen months ago, one of the wettest summers in recent memory. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Sandra Bouguerch …Handle With Care

Unfortunately I missed Sandra Bouguerch’s last solo show in Sale so I was determined to see her new one at the Studios in New Mills, and the PV was last Friday. The exhibition, called … Handle with Care, is about … Continue reading

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A great palette for acrylic painting: The butcher tray

Originally posted on BUSY BRUSH CAFE:
by Robert Conway After years of fumbling around and using anything lying around as a palette for my acrylic paintings (including albums, CDs and ripped up pieces of cardboard) a friend of mine suggested to me…

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Man and the Natural World

Before I tell you about a photographic exhibition I went to the other day, I want to mention the ESTA application for our trip to New York next month. Does anyone know what ‘moral turpitude’ is? I’m certain I’ve never … Continue reading

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neo:presents 2013

Forgive me, Father. It is a month since my last blog post. Hang on, that’s wrong. (Though reading some blogs it seems that the authors treat them like confessionals!) But, apart from one or two reblogs, it is nearly a … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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