GROUNDS for ART

GROUNDS for ART  This is not quite the same as ‘Grounds for Complaint’ or ‘Grounds for Divorce’. Grounds for art stuff is a term used about...

Oils, acrylics, and water-colours

Oils, acrylics, and water-colours There are lots of ways to make coloured marks on a surface. This blog is about the common kinds of paints...

Benefits not features of art

Benefits not features of art It is well known by professional sales people that a crucial stage of the buying process is …… moving from...

Japanese Ink Painting.

Talia LeHavi on Japanese Ink Painting. A fellow artist at Skylark Galleries in London is Talia LeHavi who has been working with traditional Japanese ink...

The Scottish Colourists

The Scottish Colourists More than a year ago I set myself a future programme of blogs. The schedule called for one new blog a week....

The Tate Modern BLAVATNIK building

 The BLAVATNIK building. When the Tate Modern £260m extension was opened in June 2016, it was named the Switch House, reflecting the previous use of the...

ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION 2017

ARTISTS OPEN HOUSE EXHIBITION 2017 13 Addison Road, Hove. 16th May 2017. The second weekend is over! That means we are half way through. Once again it has...

Gulley Jimson

Gulley Jimson is a fictional artist created by Joyce Cary in his 1944 book ‘The Horse’s Mouth’. Memorably, ‘Lust for Life’ a landmark film starring...

Framing your art piece

Framing your art piece. An artist has a difficult choice to make after finishing creating a painting, drawing, print, or similar work of flat wall...

Colour theory. CMYK and RGB

Colour theory. As an artist I think about colour using an established colour model. The primary colours are Blue Red Yellow, . With these three...

MEMES and SCHEMES

MEMES and SCHEMES Memes and schemes are the lifeblood of a creative lifestyle.  Someone, a beloved person very close to me, told me recently that I...

AFRICAN ART INFLUENCE

AFRICAN ART INFLUENCE ‘Sub-Saharan African art has had a major influence on European art for the last 100 years.’ This has been a claim made by...

Just as Famous One Year Later

Just as Famous One Year Later Time goes by … am I just as famous one year later? A year ago I wrote a blog here that was...

SCAM ALERT

All artists beware of this scam. I am inspired by, and forwarding part of, a message from another newsletter. Robert and Sara Genn newsletter. I...

SEXISM and the GREENWICH MERIDIAN

SEXISM and the GREENWICH MERIDIAN One reason that we might want to sort art and artists into groups is so that we can understand more. There...

Quit your day job, become an artist

Quit your day job, become an artist. If you like making art you might want to progress from hobby artist to professional artist. But you...

Art Business Spring Fair Most Popular Artists

Spring Fair. Exactly a year ago I wrote a blog-post about the Spring Fair. This is where and when the professional art, design, furnishing, and...

‘Edinburgh Castle’ video by Colin Ruffell

'Edinburgh Castle' video by Colin Ruffell. Step by step progress from blank canvas to finished picture 'Edinburgh Castle' original painting was requested by a collector who...

Qigong, Meditation, and Lumpy Paper!

Qigong, Meditation, and Lumpy Paper!. Some art is really complicated and other art is really simple. Indeed some artists are really complicated and others are...

‘City Titans’ by Colin Ruffell

'City Titans' video by Colin Ruffell Step by step progress from blank canvas to finished picture 'City Titans' original painting was commisioned for the private office...