The Art of Escapism – Turner would be proud.

I’m getting the hang of this photo creator software, and have tweaked my own editing templates to achieve a more refined, photographic, though painterly effect on these atmospheric vistas. My latest efforts, examples of which I’m presenting here would indeed be worthy of Turner’s sensibilities, I’d like to think at least. It might be as […]

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Winging it. And some more art.

Happy Monday…to all. It is Monday, right? I don’t know. Every day merges into one. Besides, the day of the week has been irrelevant since I stepped into retirement some years back. Some things just stop being important, and it’s amazing just how quickly you let those things go. Including alarm clocks. Especially alarm clocks… […]

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Grumpy Pigeon – Water Media Painting

The pigeon is done. I’m not sure how I feel about it yet as I’ve already spent too many days looking at it. I get like this with all my paintings. Usually an extended break seems to reset my attitude. Painting requires huge amounts of focus. After a while I go a bit paint-blind and […]

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Flower Painting Series – Pink Asters

I started work on the next ‘Daisy’ painting in my imagined series almost immediately after finishing the previous one entitled, ‘Birthday Flowers’. This time exploring the potential of pink on green. I’ve also been experimenting with achieving different lighting effects within each composition through colour and texture. Using strong complementary colour contrasts such as hot […]

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Birthday Flowers – Calendulas in a Vase

In case you’re wondering whether there is a bit of a theme emerging here with the special occasion flower paintings, you would be half right. It just so happens that I did both my sunflower painting and this latest one on Mother’s Day and my birthday, respectively, though not consciously planned. A friend of Bill’s […]

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Full Artistic Emersion

  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 […]

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