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Life painting – It was too cold for the model to undress

It was too cold for our life model to undress, so she just unpinned her hair and lay down on the platform fully clothed. Her unruly hair and unconventional style of dress - dungaree shorts and thick tights - at first made it seem more difficult to capture than her unclothed form might have. It… Continue reading Life painting – It was too cold for the model to undress

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Collage Art – mini landscapes

One of my favourite ways of working is using collage to form the basis of a composition. But in these works I only use papers that I have prepared myself in advance; that is sheets of paper that have been splattered with paints and inks. The mediums are run into one another and scored through… Continue reading Collage Art – mini landscapes

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Flowers and more flowers

If you've read my recent posts you will know I love to paint expressive, semi abstract flowers and hopefully you've had a look at my website and had look at some of them. Well my good news for today is that I sold a framed work via a gallery in the Scottish Borders - it's… Continue reading Flowers and more flowers

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Painting winter

As I write this the sun is pouring through my windows and shining brightly in the garden, but it is cold and it is clear winter is on its way. I love cold, clear, sunny winter days especially after snow but hopefully they won't come too soon, lovely as they are. Painting snow is always… Continue reading Painting winter

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A wee work nicely framed

Us arty types are always posting pics of our work - of course we do - we want others to enjoy and admire the fruits of our labour and we are always hopeful for a sale. It is extremely difficult to get your work into a gallery, and if you do get picked up it's… Continue reading A wee work nicely framed

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Lovely flowers – some feedback

I love to paint and I consider myself a creative sort of person but, when it comes to talking about or describing my work I can get a bit tongue tied.I had stated that I was trying to capture the way flowers made me feel rather than trying to paint realistically. So it was like… Continue reading Lovely flowers – some feedback