Julie and I spent much of last Sunday, toting flyers for the exhibition all over the coast near Norah Head. We started off with a good omen – this wonderful rainbow in the sky!
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Haven’t we all sat next to an aeroplane window and watched the world go by? Jim Darling decided to paint a series of pictures recording the landscapes he has seen from an aeroplane.
Things are picking up pace as I get ready for two exhibitions in July. I’ve been fossicking through stored paintings, and juggling inventory, bringing it all together.
As we move into June, the Art Friends group is proceeding with their exhibition preparations. Every Wednesday when we paint together we gather around the lunch table and discuss how things are going.
I am beginning a new series of works and thought an overview of this process might prove of interest to some of you. If you are a collector it is a peek into the life of an artist.
Social Media is a hot topic these days. Here are some more thoughts about social media for artists and the various platforms that I am using.
The second exhibition in July I’m involved with engages another group of artists. I will be exhibiting a different body of work from that in the ShoreThyme Exhibition.
On the eighteenth of this month we’re heading for the part of the world once referred to as the Romantic Road—Germany (Bavaria) Austria and Switzerland.
Most artists come to a point somewhere along the way, when they decide it is time to begin looking at selling some of their work, usually for one or both of the following reasons.
Well here’s my list of 10 things every artist must have. Not to say they are necessarily in order of importance, and you might want different things on your list…
Hot off the Easel this week is the triptych I have been working on for the last few weeks. A triptych is always a bit of a tricky thing to tackle
The Art Express is held every year in Sydney. It is a collection of works from HSC students and contains a pick from the best students. Here are some of them to whet your appetite.
I won’t mention the name of the artist who created this version of Lucy holding a bottle of Vitameatavegamin, but he missed the mark completely.
I’ve posted other illustrations featuring the Pied Piper theme, but this is the darkest. Instead of sunshine and glowing spring colors, this Pied Piper is filled with the colors of a bruise.
I thought I’d do something easy, like take a short video of me working. Well it was a great idea, but as so often happens with great ideas, they don’t quite work out the way you thought they would.
This weeks post is short and sweet, with a glimpse of the work that’s been coming for the last month and a sneak preview of what’s being worked up on the easel at the moment.
I couldn’t resist picking up my brushes to see what I could do with it. For those of you who are interested, this piece is acrylic on untempered masonite.
This week’s news from the studio is that I have a couple of paintings on the go at the moment, as well as several ideas floating around in my head of course.
I was unemployed and on my way to a job interview. We hadn’t gone more than a few blocks when the long arm of the law appeared behind me, flashing red lights.
As an art professor, my job included exposing students to various art techniques so they could choose the one best suited to what they wished to express.
As Aristotle explains: The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
One of the great things about travelling and the development of your creativity is that it offers you a different perspective and not just the obvious things like, culture, scenery and customs.
While prowling through my files, I came across a few more pen & ink caricatures. This time I thought it might be fun to have you guess who these folks are.
I’d always enjoyed creating pen & ink drawings and seemed to have a knack for arranging lines in pleasing patterns to suggest a rich tonality.
..can take many an unexpected turn. Sometimes the signs are there well in advance, however we have not learnt to read them.
I am on a mythic heroines journey here, tracing the story of my re-emerging creative self which had it’s seeds sown back in May 2013…
Of course the Mythic Journey began a long time ago, both yours and mine. It is the story of our live’s struggles, tragedies and triumphs.
Have you ever wondered how many miles an artist covers on a canvas when they are painting a work of art? Depending on your artistic discipline…
This painting, parodied and reduced to paint-by-number, has been reproduced and hung in millions of homes over the decades. Type the words Blue Boy into Google and nothing more is necessary to bring forth this image. Like the Mona Lisa, you might think little more can be said about something so deeply etched into the […]
We are all somewhere on this journey. Although not many want to admit it. This journey was highlighted for me by the revelations of the first painting…