Inky Poppies – The Zen of Art

Before you get too excited this is not going to be a deeply philosophical post on the subject of Zen and art. Apparently the concept of Zen says we should all be ok without the prerequisite waffle that often accompanies art. Frankly, my own opinion has always been that if something appeals to me then […]

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Wonky Tower Landscape in Oils

Here’s where I’m at with this landscape painting after just a week. I think it’s been a week since I began – although I find I’m losing track of time. Hours fly past as I concentrate on just one portion of the painting at a time. The sky has now acquired three layers of paint […]

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View From San Giorgio

I’ve spent the best part of the morning today perusing the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art’s collection of etchings by James McNeill Whistler, especially of London, and Venice in the latter part of the 1800s. Apart from having fallen in love with his sketches, and being inspired to begin sketching again, I thought I would […]

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