After yesterday’s wee cerebral excursion into the meaning of art and whether to express one’s voice through the medium of mark-making or not, I gave it yet further thought but nevertheless decided to take action and at least channel all that pent up consternation into some more art. I play with a number of […]
I sometimes ask questions that inspire profound but unexpected trains of thought, and therefore unlocking deep-seated concerns that were probably best left forgotten, but which nevertheless merit further questions and exploration – if anything, because I’m an inquisitive sort. I’m also fiercely political, though I doubt you’d notice from the works of art I […]
I’ve completed another painting while I deliberate over how I create a café scene worth painting. As mentioned previously, I’ve been watching a lot of painting videos on YouTube. One artist that caught my attention was a chap called Oleg Buiko. He’s particularly good at painting peonies and roses freehand and, like many art tutors, […]
At the stroke of midnight last night I added the final brush stroke to, what is my first ever landscape in oils. It has taken me almost a month to complete, although to be fair, half that time was spent waiting for layers of paint to dry. In between, me and Bill have repainted our […]
Rather than being close to completion, I like to think that I am instead slightly further away from the beginning than I was. Producing each layer is like watching paint dry – literally. As stated previously, I left the painting to dry a little over the weekend, at least enough that I could begin working […]
I really do enjoy watching this guy paint. His technique is like painting with coloured butter, using only a palette knife and thick paint, and sometimes a finger to sketch out and block in his subjects. Lots of fun. The result is just brilliant, I think, and gives me much food for thought. Although now I’m hankering for some hot buttered toast and tea…
If you do get a chance to watch some of his other painting videos I think you’ll pleasantly entertained. I love his free use of colour in particular.
I’ve been letting my own painterly work dry a little this past weekend, but back to it tomorrow.
You will know when you are in the presence of a narcissist because, you will feel worthless and empty when you are around them. You’ll feel like you’re in constant competition with them and that nothing you say makes a difference. Your relationship with them does not evolve, it only devolves and ends in argument. […]
Dear Narcissist, Somehow calling you by your name takes the sting out of the contempt I feel towards you. It’s a deep contempt, one that took me a while to recognise and give voice to. You were my world once. I truly believed that nothing shone brighter than you; and that one day you would […]