Category Archives: Artists

Getting Inspired at an Art Gallery

I get newsletters from the Independent Art School and I thought I’d share the one I received today. ***** Going to a gallery can be the most motivating and inspiring activity! Even if you are not an artist it still feels … Continue reading

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9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist (from skinnyartist.com)

This article is from skinnyartist.com but I couldn’t work out how to share it on this blog easily so I’m just copying and pasting:   Are you a “Professional” Artist? I’m not talking about if you have a corporate sponsorship or whether or … Continue reading

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A New Monotype

I’ve recently started a printmaking course with the Open College of the Arts (OCA). The first part is about making monotypes and this is a painterly one I did this afternoon. It’s based on a photograph I took from the … Continue reading

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“Each student is an individual”

Before retiring six years ago and discovering art, I taught physics and science for nineteen years. We were frequently told about our students being individuals and how our lesson plans should be geared to the different abilities within the classroom … Continue reading

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International Print Exchange 2014

Earlier this week a package arrived which I excitedly unwrapped but was disappointed to find that instead of it being my IPE2014 prints it was only the travel documents for my next holiday. Today though I was able to collect … Continue reading

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Punch Cartoon 43

Originally posted on The Humour of the Great War:
In 1913, the year before the start of the Great War, a major exhibition in New York introduced the Americans to European modern art and to cubism in particular. Cubism was…

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Drawing with Julia O.

Autumn. The season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and the start of Julia Ogden’s drawing classes with Enjoy Learning. Today was the first one and off I went with my fine liners, 6B pencil, graphite pencil and pastels. In fact the … Continue reading

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