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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