THE GOLDEN RATIO

THE GOLDEN RATIO THE GOLDEN RATIO or Golden Mean, Golden Proportion, Golden Number, Golden Cut, or Divine Section is a seemingly magic number that occurs in art,...

ROTHKO AND POLLOCK.

ROTHKO AND POLLOCK. Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock are two of the new wave of abstract expressionist artists that sprang up in the post second...

ABSTRACT ART IS LIKE FROZEN MUSIC

ABSTRACT ART IS LIKE FROZEN MUSIC The idea of claiming that abstract art is like frozen music came about because some otherwise very worthy people just...

50 YEARS AS A PRO.

50 YEARS AS A PRO. 2016 marks my first 50 years as a pro. A full-time professional artist that is, or FTPA. I don’t really...

Artist’s acrylic paint

Artist’s acrylic paint. In the late 50’s we saw these strange words describing some of the latest art from the USA, ‘acrylic on masonite’. What...

RENTING A PICTURE

RENTING A PICTURE Ownership, why? Renting a picture instead of ownership is the question and subject of this blog post. In fact anybody who buys art...

GICLEE PRINTS. The best thing since sliced bread.

GICLEE PRINTS. The best thing since sliced bread. Giclee is the best thing since sliced bread, or is it? Some artists will already have shut...

Artists Open House 2016

Artists Open House 2016 In my ‘Vernissage’ blog posted a few weeks ago I promised to say a bit more about our Artists Open House...

TRIP TO VENICE.  

TRIP TO VENICE.   The last on the list. I paint original paintings of iconic cities. In a list of cities that I have painted then...

EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST. 

EVERY CHILD IS AN ARTIST.  The famous quote from Picasso is “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once...

ST PAULS CATHEDRAL.

ST PAULS CATHEDRAL. When I was a boy, before my voice broke, I was in the choir at St Pauls. I like to drop that...

VERNISSAGE EXHIBITION PREVIEW.

VERNISSAGE EXHIBITION PREVIEW. We came across the concept of a Vernissage when we were invited to exhibit at an art gallery in Sweden. Vernissage is French and...

SECRETS FROM BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE GUILD

SECRETS FROM BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE GUILD The Fine Art Trade Guild is based in London, serving the world-wide fine art industry with 738...

RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BRAIN

RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BRAIN Shock headline: Right brain left brain theory has been debunked. The popular theory suggested that the two halves of a human brain...

7-STEPS TO GET YOUR PICTURES INTO THE BIG SHOPS

7-STEPS TO GET YOUR PICTURES INTO THE BIG SHOPS Licensing images for John Lewis or Harrods A very successful international artist once confided with me saying...

Spotting the next winner?  The New ActivCanvas App.

Spotting the next winner?  The New ActivCanvas App. How to pick the next big thing? I reckon that a contender must be the new free ActivCanvas...

ARTPUBLISH.COM … WHY?

ARTPUBLISH.COM … WHY? Over twenty years ago, during the last ice age and when mammoths roamed the earth, I created the www.crabfish.com website. I used the at-that-time...

THE ZEN OF ARTISTS RUN ART GALLERIES

THE ZEN OF ARTISTS RUN ART GALLERIES SKYLARK GALLERIES A few years ago I was in London, walking along the Southbank path on the opposite side...

That Damn Cat … Introducing Trevor the Cat

Introducing Trevor the Cat CAT ON PIANO In the past year or so some things have been good, and other things have been less good. Mostly...

HOW TO PAINT A MASTERPIECE

HOW TO PAINT A MASTERPIECE Videos showing step-by-step how I paint my pictures. In the previous blog about the International Spring Fair there was a picture of...