Following a bit of a creative hiatus I’ve now completed what I think is my best painting since I launched myself in the art business nearly a year ago. I think my two City-of-London paintings would make a great … Continue reading
There are some very good ‘photo-realist’ artists around, who render photographs in oil paint or other media, aiming for near-perfect copies. Whilst this requires very skilled craftsmanship, it is not my idea of art: the creative process has all been … Continue reading
Merci à toutes et à Marco.
A French friend once told me that ‘constraint is freedom’. Well-travelled, she leads groups of artists on travel-sketching holidays. She always sets constraints, such as : “you have 30 minutes, and you must choose a subject between here and the … Continue reading
When I’m painting something, be it a portrait, landscape, skyscape or cityscape, I like to ‘get under the skin’ and find out what’s going on. Why are those clouds the shape they are? Why do those bare twigs make the … Continue reading
John: artist and philosopher. A quick sketch before venturing out to the pub to put the world to rights.
I bought this rainbow trout this morning and couldn’t resist trying another quick still life. Working with fresh fish I am obliged to work quicker than I usually do: artists can’t afford to to let food go off ! And … Continue reading