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DOODLING DOODLES

  Doodling Doodles Doodles are visual evidence of thought happenings. If you have an artist inside you maybe you doodle when you have pen or pencil and...

RELIGION IN ART

  RELIGION IN ART ‘Religious art or sacred art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.’ Wikepedia. But is it? Is...

The Importance of Power and Politics in Art.

POWER AND POLITICS IN ART This is a big subject for a blog post. So goodness knows where to begin. First of all, what is art?...

ABSTRACT ART IS LIKE CLASSICAL MUSIC

ABSTRACT ART AND NON-SUBJECTIVE ART The subject of abstract art and non-subjective art came up again the other day as I was updating some descriptions...

CAMERA OBSCURA

A DARK ROOM German astronomer Johannes Kepler was the first to coin the term ‘camera obscura’ in 1604. The word ‘camera’ translates as ‘vaulted room’...

MORE ABOUT ACRYLOGRAPHS

MORE ABOUT ACRYLOGRAPHS from the studio of Colin Ruffell Some artists thrive using established techniques while others enjoy experimenting with new methods. History points a finger...

Cave Paintings at Lascaux

Lascaux Cave Paintings.  Lasceaux is in the Dordogne region in southwest France. In 1940 a teenager named Marcel Ravidat, hunting for a lost dog with...

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...

‘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...

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Sale or Return issues

SALE OR RETURN ISSUES. Recently I received an email order from one of the art galleries that has been showing and selling...

Sketches or photographs as reference

Sketches or photographs as reference.... I paint cityscapes, among other things, and I want to base my paintings on real views. So in my studio...

EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES

The emperor’s new clothes idiom. This ‘Emperors New Clothes’ subject follows on from my previous blog post about Arty Farty Bol**cks. In that post I...

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS Sorry about the inferred swear words. But this a term that is widely used to describe something quite interesting.     Arty Farty B’s refers to...

ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS

MY ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS Art college ‘pros and cons’ is a subject that I have been mulling over for the last 54 years. That...