Some Things will Not Be Rushed

As some things will not be rushed, the last couple of weeks have been an exercise in letting go. There are some ideas in my work I have been exploring for the last 18 months or so. This exploration began with charcoal and pastel drawings on paper. I can remember the moment when it happenedContinue reading “Some Things will Not Be Rushed”

Why Noticing is Important for Artists

In the spirit of slowing down and having a lighter agenda during August, this week’s item is a re-post from my Art Fluency Discussion Group on why noticing is important for artists. In this post I discuss the two main reasons why noticing is important and there is also a short exercise available as aContinue reading “Why Noticing is Important for Artists”

Mind Your Language!

“They’re a little busy.”This week’s feedback from my new coach Sam on images of some new oil and cold wax paintings for my solo show.When I’d sent them across to her, I’d described them as flat and a bit lifeless, they certainly needed something although at that point I wasn’t sure what.But this comment gotContinue reading “Mind Your Language!”

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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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”