Using Line in Abstract Painting

How do you find your personal vocabulary in line making?  This exercise is from the first week of Directions in Abstraction where the group begins with an exploration of how to using line in abstract painting. There are some questions below the exercise for you to think about in this exploration, but first, begin withContinue reading “Using Line in Abstract Painting”

Live Art Chat: What happened in 2022

Welcome to this new episode of Live Art Chat: What happened in 2022. Lin and Sally-Ann review their year as artists and art teachers. They chat about how their work has developed over the twelve months and the themes that have been important. They also talk about some of the teaching and coaching projects completed.Continue reading “Live Art Chat: What happened in 2022”

How to feed your creativity.

How to feed your creativity? Where and how does a sketchbook practice fit in with this? I have noticed over the years that artists often speak about sketchbook practice as a thing in and of itself. And I find myself wondering and being curious about what they mean when they speak of having a sketchbookContinue reading “How to feed your creativity.”

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Personality Styles for Artists

Personality Styles for artists: why knowing yours can help you grow in confidence and be more effective as an artist. This live teach on Instagram is for Mindset Transitions my 10 week online annual personal development and group coaching programme for artists. Mindset Transitions runs in September each year. Does this ring true for you?Continue reading “Personality Styles for Artists”

How to be your own best advocate for your Art

Take a moment to consider this question: Who do you think of as one of the best advocates for your art? How many people said ME? Here’s the original Live on Instagram I want to look at understanding more about how to support our self-esteem and confidence as artists and I’m going to begin withContinue reading “How to be your own best advocate for your Art”

Creative Connections: a sketchbook challenge for July

Will you be joining me for my summer sketchbook challenge in July? The last three months have been super busy and I’ve had little time to get to my studio. When this happens I become disconnected from my creativity and my art, so when space opens up, I look for something to help me reconnect andContinue reading “Creative Connections: a sketchbook challenge for July”

Why is Mindset Important to Artists?

So, why am I running a course that is about mindset for artists? Why is our mindset important? I think that once we have some good art skills under our belts, for example we have a some knowledge of how to use colour, value and materials, well what comes next? It is at this pointContinue reading “Why is Mindset Important to Artists?”

LIVE ART CHAT May 2022 Loving New Directions

Welcome to a new episode of LIVE ART CHAT. In this episode Lin and Sally-Anne chat about new work and new directions and the challenges this can bring when the work is ahead of our understanding of what it is about or even where it is heading. They take us through some recent paintings andContinue reading “LIVE ART CHAT May 2022 Loving New Directions”

Colour Mixing Taster

Colour Harmony In this short live demonstration I am giving you an example of the kind of exercises, teaching and materials you can expect from my international online abstract art course Directions in Abstraction. In this short colour mixing exercise you will be able to begin to explore some of the following questions: How doContinue reading “Colour Mixing Taster”

LIVE ART CHAT August 2021 Inspiration & Intention

This is the fifth episode of Live Art Chat and I hope you are enjoying this venture. This month is with Lin again from Buxton talking inspiration and intention. Lin has recently been inspired by a the colours in a vase of flowers that were used as decoration at her Open Studio. This led onContinue reading “LIVE ART CHAT August 2021 Inspiration & Intention”