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Real clouds in the middle of a room

Artist suspends real clouds in the middle of the room. Such beautiful and ethereal imagery of a fleeting event. I like the surreal quality of the cloud placed inside a minimal room setting. the back lighting, strong red and celestial … 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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Stain painting technique

When thinking about my next step and how to work on my larger studio pieces I am considering the technique of stain painting. While researching I came across this useful film that clearly shows how to dilute the paint to … Continue reading

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Lilian Colbourn

I have been concentrating on enjoying my practical work over the summer, immersed in making many sketches on location. My problem is that I have been avoiding developing these sketches in the studio.  I feel rather lost at this point … Continue reading

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