Monthly Archives: March 2012

Krakatoa sunsets, 1883 artworks , History c/o Science Photo Library

Krakatoa sunsets, 1883 artworks , History c/o Science Photo Library. Thank you to the Science photo gallery (website above) for information about the artist William Ashcroft. I love these expressive paintings documenting the dramatic sunsets over London caused by the … Continue reading

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Curvature: Pastel

I had already had these shapes as an idea before I can across the pastels of David Blackburn but his work has given me the inspiration to realise them in a different format. The piece is quite large in scale … Continue reading

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David Blackburn: Pastel Landscapes

I came across this artist while reading the wonderful book “This Enchanted Isle” by Peter Woodcock.       Blackburn’s landscape work has a mysterious and other worldly feel.  I think this is due to his masterful handling of pastel, … Continue reading

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Luke Howard: The man who named clouds

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Joan Mitchell

Another artist I came across during my visit to The Tate Modern was Joan Mitchell. I had never heard of her before. This is not the painting in the Tate collection but one was particularly drawn to while researching her. … Continue reading

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Sidney Nolan

I have just returned from a weekend in London. I made a pilgrimage to Tate Modern to see the Rothko room but was very disappointed that it is not on display at the moment. However all was not lost as … Continue reading

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Curvature: Digital Drawing

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Pastel drawing: Cherry Cob Sands – Hot Spring Day

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Paintings from Inside Cars

“These images are born out of real experience and have a close relationship with the medium of painting: its fluidity, transparency, and capacity for layering, mixing, and blending.” Gregory Thielker http://www.gregorythielker.com/Under/unmindingsky.html This view through a rain-soaked car windshield is an … Continue reading

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List

In an attempt to get organised I have put together a reflective list of words which sum up my primary inspirations for practice and research. I hope that this will help me find more easily texts connecting to my practice … Continue reading

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“There is no formula, there are no rules. Let the picture lead you where you must go” “Tha Landscapes were in my arms as I did it. I didn’t realise all that I was doing. I was trying to get … Continue reading

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Tutorial

7th March 2012 This was my first tutorial since I received feedback from the last module. We discussed how I already feel my proposal was far too confused and broad, and that my ideas have shifted; I am now much … Continue reading

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James Turrell

“In a lucid dream, you have a sharper sense of colour and lucidity than with your eyes open. I’m interested in the point where imaginative seeing and outside seeing meet, where it becomes difficult to differentiate between seeing from the … Continue reading

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Stillness of the evening

The evening was so still as the sun set. There was no movement of the water and the moon was clear. The distant orange lights shone on the hazy river. The rich blue deepend as the coral pink faded, merging … Continue reading

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Ross Bleckner

I greatly admire the work of the artist Ross Bleckner. Although his theme of mortality is different to my own work,  I find a connection through the illusion of light he achieves. The illumination that shines out from his paintings promotes … Continue reading

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