It is hard to believe, now, that ten days ago I had to put on a fire to heat the house! End of June, ridiculous! But then the Sun came calling, and has stayed around ever since. Bright, clear and not overly hot, just perfect to get out and get on with projects that had […] Continue reading
Can’t find the original art, this image is from a scan I made of it. For those who know my artistic ways, this is quintessential KES. There was a time when iridescent acrylics made me drool, and I used them to(o) excess. Introducing the Dancing Dorset Square, or the Glitter Bug Ewes!
Step to the right, spin on your heel, Swing to the left, get ready to peel, Hold the line steady, keep it quite tight, Get into the groove and do it all night! Add in a shake and a shimmy or two, Lay down a tap with your pretty pink shoe, Stomp on the boards […] Continue reading
I wonder how many millions of these amazing little ceramic posies were made? There is an extraordinary amount of work involved, from getting the finest of clay, the rolling of it out and the cutting of all the leaves and petals of flowers, the putting of them together, the glazing of them and then the […] Continue reading
Learning to use Inspire Pro app painting programme of the iPad. It is the freest of all the art apps I’ve discovered. Six year old grandchild figured out the basic moves in 20 minutes, but there is an infinity of art possibility in front of him.
Is anything ever this black and white? The potential for it to be so is certainly there, but I don’t think people particularly care for black and whiteness. It’s so take it or leave it; doesn’t leave any room for give and take, or waffling, which is a favourite pastime. Heaven forbid that we should […] Continue reading
One paper stone, 4 views of it. Island life to put your feet up on, sit on by the fire, or pat from time to time. Paper and glue with a rough shape of stiff insulation foam inside, and time through winter to paste away at it. The painting doesn’t take half so long, because […] Continue reading
Done in the heyday of my paper and glue constructed art. This piece is actually only the tryout. There is so much more that can be added. At the time I think I baulked at the magnitude of the final form, and wasn’t sure if the idea would work. Now, having had more than enough […] Continue reading
Young children’s art is always ‘right’. No matter what they make of their drawing, it is always complete. Some of the world’s greatest artists spent ages trying to capture whatever it was a child could convey, but few came close, and their results usually looked clumsy and contrived. It is having no doubt and an […] Continue reading
I recommend this kind of art endeavour. Can’t really make a mess, and by the end it has a substantial feeling that’s close to wood carving. Lots of paper on the roll acquired in a lumber yard (Arctic Paper), and a white glue and water, and you are off. Build up in whichever way you […] Continue reading