Monthly Archives: September 2011

Article about my work in Artists and Illustrators magazine-Oct 2011issue

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Still Life with natural objects

Still life with natural objects     I feel to have come quite a long way since the first exercise of a Still Life with easel, sketchbooks and cloth.  I found this composition centred on fruit very satisfying to draw … Continue reading

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Research into Still Life

Still Life study  “A genre that has the potential to make you grateful to be alive…”           “A Closer Look – Still Life”   –  a National Gallery publication by Erica  Langmuir This quote from Erica Langmuir encapsulates … Continue reading

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Still life with flowers

  STILL LIFE with FLOWERS   I enjoyed this exercise because it followed so well with the study I had been doing on painting folding fabric.  Continuing this fascination with rhythm in natural things, it was an easy transition to … Continue reading

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Painting of folding fabric

Exploration into the drawing and painting of FOLDS The ability to express the beauty of a folding fabric seems to me to be an essential skill whether one is painting a still life or a moving figure or an interior. … Continue reading

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DEGAS and the Ballet – Picturing movement

I was anticipating an inspiring experience with this exhibition and it did not disappoint. Degas is a favourite artist of mine mainly because of his use of pastels.  I find the vibrancy and layers of colours in his pastel work … Continue reading

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Study into the drawing and painting of FOLDS

  Exploration into the drawing and painting of FOLDS The ability to express the beauty of a folding fabric seems to me to be an essential skill whether one is painting a still life or a moving figure or an … Continue reading

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