Monthly Archives: February 2014

A Thank You To Facebook

Yesterday I posted a comment from a Facebook group from Catherine who had undergone a mastectomy following breast cancer. She felt she was able to discuss her feelings with her Facebook friends. Social media frequently has a bad press, such … Continue reading

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28 Drawings Later, Art And Breast Cancer

I’ve mentioned that I’ve been taking part in the Facebook group 28 Drawings Later, posting a new drawing each day throughout February. Today, on the site, I saw this drawing/painting by Birrell Art: Jane, the artist, explained “Day 26 – … Continue reading

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5 Habits of Happy Artists

This is really a sort of reblog but, although there is a SkinnyWP, it doesn’t have this post which is from . So apologies to the original author but I can’t figure out how to share this without just … Continue reading

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Carrie Mae Weems At The Guggenheim

[The story so far: Our intrepid traveller and his wife, the Management, has visited the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. While he appreciated the curves of the Frank Lloyd Wright building, he has been disappointed by the two exhibitions he … Continue reading

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The Guggenheim Museum, NYC

Last week the Management and I had a week in New York ostensibly to celebrate my 66th birthday though we actually flew back home the day before. I love New York! OK, we didn’t actually go further than Manhattan so … Continue reading

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28 Drawings Later – Other People’s Work

If my work hasn’t made you check out the 28 Drawings Later Facebook Group page, then have a look at these, a dozen pieces which have been uploaded in the last day or so. (On the site, you need to … Continue reading

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28 Drawings Later – Half-Time Reflection

Note: My links do not have a green thing next to them. Those are the WordPress adverts. I’m currently taking part in the activities of a Facebook group called 28 Drawings Later who are encouraging people to draw every day … Continue reading

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Sketching At Manchester Art Gallery

Last month I posted about an urban sketchcrawl in Manchester. I wasn’t very complimentary it as I was cold and miserable at the end of it. However, I decided to try another one, and I’m glad I did. Three dozen … Continue reading

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P62 Research – Ben Nicholson

Originally posted on The Milkman Goes To College:
“Find out about Ben Nicholson. Why does he simplify still forms and negative space and superimpose them on the Cornish landscape?” Note: This blog post is an entirely Bridgeman-Education-Image-Free Zone! Ben Nicholson…

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Julia’s Class Reduced To Rouens!

Last Monday at Julia’s Drawing Class we copied paintings by Monet in pastels. This week we were asked to do a piece in Monet’s style. I’ve been interested in his Rouen Cathedral series of paintings since learning about them through this … Continue reading

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