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Moving the muse.
What do you do when you feel like the muses have deserted you and your inspiration has left for parts unknown?
Someone wrote to me recently who was facing this problem. I’m not an expert, but it got me thinking about the subject.
What to do may depend a little…Continue
Do you find colour confusing? Have you have ever reached for the yellow ochre and then realised you picked up orange instead?
Do you find it hard to decide exactly what a colour is? You are never sure if it is yellow green or khaki… green or brown?
Do you hear other artists talk about nuances of colour that you can’t even see, and wonder how they do…Continue
Setting the stage and putting the hero on it is an approach to painting that works well for some subjects, but not for all. It is particularly suited for paintings where the main subject dominates the foreground as the background is established first and then the subject is added.
The above painting, a demonstration…Continue
I have been following a discussion on Linked In about the diifference between amateur artists and professionals. I was surprised at how much heat the discussion produced. Thought I'd share my own ideas.
To describe an artist as a professional or as an amateur is not necessarily making a judgement about the quality of their art.
By definition, a professional is a person engaged in a specified activity as their main paid occupation, rather than as a pastime.…Continue