Art detecting hat on

Art detecting hat on

When my friend asked me a few weeks ago to look into the art mystery for her I had presumed it was relating to a painting she had bought a few years ago…….I hadn’t appreciated that the mystery had been one that she had had for fifteen long years !!   All I knew was […]

In the space after the mystery couple

In the space after the mystery couple

It’s been really gratifying to hear all the lovely positive and upbeat responses to the black and white painting that I finished off last week for the happy couple on the beach. With a few people I know trying to guess who the mystery couple might be…! So that means that now I’ve finished it I […]

The week has not gone as planned

The week has not gone as planned

This week hasn’t gone as I thought it would have done at the beginning of it. I thought I’d be finishing off the black and white painting of the naked couple on the beach I’ve been working on for the last couple of weeks. But, as is often the case when you have a big expectation… it […]

The behind the scenes stuff

The behind the scenes stuff

A lot of people think that artists just paint pictures. But there’s so much more to it than that. There’s the part where artists have to show that they are competent at what they do so that people have an idea of what their talents are. Then there’s the conversations artists have with perspective clients, […]

Seven plus seven plus seven equals two plus two

Seven plus seven plus seven equals two plus two

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being nominated for the Artists Daisy Chain Challenge on Facebook, of posting seven of my paintings in seven days and nominating a new artist each day. Its been great fun agonising over which of my many diverse paintings are the best ones to showcase and to reconnect with some artist friends on Facebook! After a lot of […]

We’re always in the middle, never at the end

We’re always in the middle, never at the end

Artists learn that they can paint, or maybe, like in my case, they never put down the paints and crayons from when first picked up as a small child. Then the first urges to create, to copy, to capture, to make art starts and it doesn’t go away that urge. The art changes. The ability to create, the technical abilities […]

55 ways to tell if you’re an artist

55 ways to tell if you’re an artist

55 ways to tell if you’re an artist…….   1. You know the difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, almond, and eggshell. 2. You’ve ever considered framing your palette instead of the painting. 3. You notice the burnt sienna  in the background of the Playboy centrefold. 4. You’ve ever cleaned your fingernails with a palette knife. […]