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Short Thoughts – Capturing Ideas – Should we write or remember?

For some artists, ideas are the bread and butter of their practice. For others, actions take precedence. Personally I feel my own practice is a mixture of both. Ideas come and go, as does the immersion in the action of doing/making that ultimately feeds back into my ideas. I tend to write a few words […]

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Let’s Achieve Something Great Together 9 – Progress Makes Perfect

A while ago I had a conversation about the process of making art with someone who doesn’t make art themselves. They appeared overwhelmed by what they thought was a lack of inherent skill on their part, saying ‘I could never do that’. It seemed that they were focusing on the practical side of the process […]

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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 6 – Layers, Trust & Patience.

When creating a painting of this type, it is very tempting to try to achieve a finished look very early on in its development. For many painters the process of painting is one of layering (painting and repainting), where the image becomes increasingly ingrained in the artist’s eye. In effect the artist lives and breathes […]

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