Painting Setbacks

I started practising a new technique yesterday with acrylics and acrylic mediums. The subject is still life and I’m painting a realistic interpretation of it, using my brushes to paint the shapes and tonalism to create natural shadows and layer upon layer to create texture. I’ve never painted this way before and so it’s a completely new style to me.

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Wassily Kandinsky

Wassily Kandinsky is one of my favourite modern artists. I adore his art and I can stare at a piece for hours and hear music coming from it. I loose myself in the colours, shapes and composition. Kandinsky is said to have synaesthesia which meant he could see colours when he listened to music. He […]

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My Art Tuition with Neil Hague

I decided to invest in myself and take private one to one art sessions with Neil Hague. I wanted to improve my techniques and also learn how to get the ideas inside my head out onto paper. Neil Hague is an established artist, illustrator and author. I am a big believer that if you are […]

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Rabbit Daubings

rabbit sketch on quilted background

Fabric scraps hand-stitched sketch. I talked in an earlier blog post about the importance of keeping a journal for ideas. This is from my journal of ideas and inspirations. Sometimes even the most basic rabbit daubings can take on a life all of their own. This was a rough sketch of a rabbit onto a […]

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Mr Spock Mosaic Quilt

Mr Spoc Mosaic

I am a massive Star Trek fan but having said that I only like the original series. I am crazy about Captain Kirk, he’s a hero of mine. I had a bit of a crush on him. I also love Mr Spock for his unintentional dry sense of humour, his comical astonishment at the way […]

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