The Original Art Register
The Original Art Register Hooray! At last there is somewhere on the world wide web that provides a vital long-overdue service and resource for current visual artists and photographers. [Clue…check out what is different about this image and the title.] ‘COLOURS OF LONDON’ by Colin Ruffell [ OAR100293 ] The Fine Art Trade Guild here in the UK have just launched a new benefit for Guild members, and non-members, and a whole new dimension in their service to the fine art indust
DOOR to DOOR
DOOR TO DOOR selling art in the 1960’s DOOR TO DOOR was my way of selling art in the 1960’s. It was an unusual method for artists to make a living. It even got a mention in the Daily Mail. Here is the cutting. The paper contacted me and sent a photographer up to Bedford to take the photo. Goodness knows how the press heard about this. I guess someone must have thought it interesting enough to be worth a few column inches. I set this operation up with my old mates Richard Ake
Australia and Ten Pound Poms.
AUSTRALIA Ten Pound Poms. My Mum, my step-dad, my two brothers and my sister went to Australia over half a century ago for just ten UK pounds. Immigrants from the UK to Australia under this scheme became known as Ten Pound Poms. They were subsidized by the Australian government who encouraged British settlers. I don’t know why English were called Poms. Ten pounds is obvious. But I didn’t go because I had already left home, just got married, and was at college in England tra
HOGS, HAKES and FILBERTS
HOGS, HAKES and FILBERTS are kinds of brushes that artists use. Hogs are made using hog bristle, hakes are softer and flatter, while in filberts the bristles are the shape of hazel-nuts. Simple. So they are not actual pigs, fish, or nuts. And they do different things. Hog-hair brushes are stiff and great for scrubbing and stencil work, while hakes are floppy and great for washes and broad flat strokes, while filberts are versatile because they are bulky with a small pointed t