Be open hearted... .
Be open hearted... .
I love art books. They are delicious. I see them and want to dive into them, for me they are as irresistible as a bottle of good red. With that said I ordered the New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook by Rheni Tauchid and eagerly awaited its arrival.
It did not disappoint.
Whether you are a new artist or someone like me who has been painting for years, there is a wealth of information and the rich colours and textures of the paintings made me want to rush into my studio and start sloshing colours around. The most stunning and imaginative thing for me is a coat made out of paint skins.
The latest of the muscle/bone studies.
Next time you laugh or speak just think of the work that goes on underneath.
by Marcus Aurelius
Flinch not, neither give up or despair.
Suit thyself to the estate in which thy lot is cast.
Remember this: the longest lived and the soonest to die
have an equal loss, for it is the present alone of which
either will be deprived.
Well said that man.
It's too cold in my studio to paint, so I'm cuddled up by the fire sketching and (hopefully) improving my drawing skills.
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I have discovered a new love – charcoal. There is something magical about marking the paper with this medium. Just a shame that I mark all the other surfaces around me at the same time.
As a left hander I have an automatic smudge tool built in. I'm sure that there are tidy left handers, but I am not one of them
Here is the next body part, charcoal on cartridge paper, it made me realize how complex we are.
Happy New Year to one and all.
One of my aims for the New Year is to incorporate the human form into some of my work.
With the old adage “ to break the rules you first have to learn them” in mind I recently started taking a Life drawing class, which I am really enjoying.
To get a firmer grasp on the basics I have started to draw the muscles and bones of the body so in between showing recent works I thought I would show some of these. Here are the first two - charcoal on heavyweight cartridge paper.
I had started off with something completely different on this one and didn't have any other canvas left(as it "occasionally" happens)... but I needed to get out what was in my head. My latest:
Just came across this image of an old work of mine that I painted when we lived in Spain.
It was of a place called Sotogrande, which has a large marina. I realized that it was the forerunner to the Valletta series which is the capital of Malta, where we are currently living.
I no longer have the original Sotogrande as it was appropriated. I hope whoever is currently in possession is enjoying it.
Here's my latest finished work:
The amulet at the centre of this mixed media piece was blessed by a Buddhist monk during my travels in Thailand.