A challenge

SEAVIEW There are a few really good digital art programmes out for use with the iPad. Some take quite a bit of learning and lend themselves best to media and advertising projects, accuracy being a key requirement. For pure art, where the tools made available can mimic traditional techniques, I have only found one, and […] Continue reading

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Spring blast!

It can’t really be seen, but this painting was done on a slub cotton – cloth with little bumpy knobs all over it. Tried to make the flowers stand out and used dots of iridescent pearl paint to add effect. These sort of pieces are a lot of fun to do. The eye flits all […] Continue reading

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Mullings

When I have something to work through, I’ll either go out into the garden, or I’ll work with my hands in an artistic way. Any medium. Sometimes I catch myself out: weeding a garden bed is quick and relatively easy, and I can take the credit for having started and finished the project in an […] Continue reading

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Animal Power

Some years back I did about a dozen paintings based on readings from the Animal Cards, a book created by Jamie Sams and David Carson, spirit people of the American Mid-west. One could discover personal power through the ways of animals, and from the nine cards drawn by the enquirer, I created a reflection of […] Continue reading

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Triptych Three

All three paintings are hung at an angle on the wall. They need a big space, but they are very impressive when they get the right setting. Light flows forever upwards to blend with that which is.

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Triptych One

Light exists everywhere, as does darkness. Crystals of all sorts and sizes anchor light in the darkest places. There is balance in everything natural. Triptych One, acrylic on canvas, 40 ins x 48 ins.

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Grey day

Well, there are more than a few grey days around these parts, but they hold as much beauty as a sunny day, only it’s harder to discover and express in a painting. The palette is very limited, but that need not be a problem as long as there are sufficient light and dark colours to […] Continue reading

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Spring Bouquet

There are millions of these little spring baskets around. Lovely gifts for friends or to brighten up a dull porch. The little bulbs look absolutely the best all by themselves, so if I want to paint them, I need to look for the decorative elements in the setting, the ‘real’ is beyond my abilities, even […] Continue reading

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