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”
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”
“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!”
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”
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”
Back to Buxton, Derbyshire UK and live from Lin’s new studio in her home for the third episode of LIVE ART CHAT. In this episode, Lin talks about moving into her new space which has meant an exchange of rooms between office and studio. She speaks of the mindset challenges in taking a large centralContinue reading “LIVE ART CHAT June 2021 Reworking an Old Painting”
The first exciting episode of LIVE ART CHAT with Sally-Anne Ashley where each month we meet up on line to demonstrate and chat live about art, creativity and how we make our work. Find out more about LIVE ART CHAT here. It was great demonstrating from my studio chatting with Sally-Anne. We talked about creatingContinue reading “Live Art Chat April 2021 The First Episode”
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My last thoughts on the monochrone challenge are that it was fun! I produced a lovely series of small paintings that I am pleased with as examples of fresh, spontaneous abstract work. What else came out of the experience? Well, it was a bit of a distraction over the summer. The challenge is an exampleContinue reading “Last Thoughts on the Monochrome Challenge”