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Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize for Painting & Sculpture 2013

I’m pleased to announce that I have been shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize for Painting & Sculpture 2013! My painting Grab Your Eyes has been preselected by the judges. The next stage is for them to see the physical work and then decide whether it will make it into the exhibition. With help from my […]

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The Origin of Ideas – Grab Your Eyes explained…well almost.

Now the painting is finished, I thought I’d explain a little bit more about the composition and origin of my ideas that contributed to the making of Grab Your Eyes. The good news is that there’s no reading involved, just click play, sit back, watch and listen…easy!

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 12 – Finishing, Hard Work & Ambition.

This post is the last in this series and I want to end on the topic of finishing and the hard work that is needed for this to take place. For those of you that haven’t been following. The series of blog posts I’ve been writing titled┬áLet’s Achieve Something Great Together follow the creation of […]

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Pecha Kucha Barnsley – Try It You Might Like It

On Wednesday 28th November I participated in my first Pecha Kucha in Barnsley. I’d done a little research on what Pecha Kucha was and blogged about it previously (click here to read my blog post) but there’s nothing like the actual experience. I intentionally avoided watching any examples of previous Pecha Kucha’s so as not […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 7 – Studies

For some artists, studies are an integral part of their practice and may have a set pattern of exploring studies before even considering the final piece of artwork. I try to keep my practice as spontaneous as possible with an element of organisation, without which nothing would really get done. The two words spontaneous and […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 5 – Establishing Tone & Detail

In my last post I showed the fleshing out process. The next step is to begin to establish the tonal dynamics of the painting and gradually add detail. I ghosted out (by painting over the whole canvas with a unifying transparent tone) the shapes that I had created when fleshing out. The reason for this […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 4 – Fleshing Out

The beginning stages of establishing forms in paint is called ‘fleshing out’. I try to remember to apply the paint quite loosely and freely without being overly concerned with detail, which comes later. It’s a similar process to carving in sculpture, where you start with a block of material and then carve out large chunks […]

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