Monthly Archives: September 2012

A different perspective: The south side

On Friday I made a trip to Humberston in Lincolnshire specifically to see the views of  Spurn Point from the south bank of the Humber and I was not disappointed. To my dismay I realised I had left my watercolour paints on the … Continue reading

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Drawing in the Dark

As it gets dark earlier, when I go to river after work I am witnessing amazing sunsets and the spectacle of the night taking over. This time of evening excites and inspires me, there are so many changes to capture … Continue reading

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One year on

  As the nights are drawing in I am reminded that it has been a year now since I began working on this project. My ideas and methods have changed considerably, narrowing down my focus and absorbing the landscape to … Continue reading

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Inspired Landscapes: Peter M. Hicks

Here is a wonderful short film of Peter Hicks talking about his work and showing his fascinating painting technique. I am particularly interested in hearing him comment on loosing control, what a terrifying experience this is but how allowing this … Continue reading

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ERIC CAHAN: Sky Series

Beautiful sky images – very inspirational http://ericcahan.com/portfolio/sky-series/ Several focal points define the work of New York-based artist Eric Cahan. Among them: light, specifically the light generated by the sun at sunrise and sunset, science, nature, and the ephemeral quality of … Continue reading

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Kenneth Noland: Materials

I came across this excellent and informative website whilst researching stain painting techniques. http://www.sharecom.ca/noland/materials.html The article covers many areas of interest to me:- The history and different properties of oil and acrylic paints. Why acrylic is the paint of choice … Continue reading

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September Sunshine

This weekend the weather has been beautifully sunny and warm. I have taken advantage of the last of the summer sun to spend a couple of days sketching and painting. On Saturday I spent a wonderfully serene morning observing the … Continue reading

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