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Watching paint dry

Watching paint dry. Last Saturday I gave a demonstration of my acrylic painting technique in a huge new artists supply shop in London. The shop...

‘NY 34 ST’ video by Colin Ruffell

'NY 34 ST' by Colin Ruffell Step by step progress from blank canvas to finished picture Commissioned for London HQ of international oil company with base...

Five things about London

Five things about London. London is a big, important, interesting, popular, exciting, place.     I was born and brought up here as well. That’s why I paint...

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...

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...

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...

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WEDNESDAYS JOB

WEDNESDAY’S JOB – part 1 … by Rachel Brown Administration – love it or hate it – it’s got to...

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...