Category Archives: Painting

Pop Quiz: How Good Is Your Painting Memory?

I recently reblogged a piece from Artist Daily. Today there was another item which I thought I’d share. There’s an introduction and conclusion by Courtney Jordan, editor of Artist Daily: “John Hulsey and Ann Trusty created their website, The Artist’s Road, … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Revive Your Studio Spirit When You’ve Hit a Brick Wall

Every day a newsletter pops into my email box from ArtistsNetwork. Now they are a commercial organisation but nevertheless I find their blogs and information very interesting if you ignore the underlying ‘buy this’  message. Today I read this blog … Continue reading

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Take To The Trees

The current exhibition at neo:gallery in Bolton is a two-woman show called Take to the Trees. (Not Talk to the Trees, which would have been about the Prince of Wales, I assume.) Margaret Jackson’s work is mainly encaustic paintings while Julie … Continue reading

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Equally at home with a palette or a pen – Andrew Lambirth

This is sort of a repost. It is an article by art critic Andrew Lambirth in this morning’s Sunday Telegraph. An interesting take on the artist v critic: “Writers about art are not necessarily artists themselves, but when they are, … 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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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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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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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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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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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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