Qigong, Meditation, and Bumpy Paper!
Qigong, Meditation, and Bumpy Paper! Some art is really complicated and other art is really simple. Indeed some artists are really complicated and others are really simple. Sometimes the complicated is actually rather simple, and the other way round as well. So this blog is about art that looks simple but is actually gloriously complex, meaningful, deep, and interesting. A really great example is the work by artist Gill Hickman. She makes simple, calm, and easy to comprehend
Watching paint dry.
Watching paint dry. Last Saturday I gave a demonstration of my acrylic painting technique in the huge, new, Great Art, artists supply shop i
Five things about London.
Five things about London. London is a big, important, interesting, popular, exciting, place. I was born and brought up here as well. That’s why I paint pictures of London. Here are a few things from Wikepedia about London. London is Big. Its estimated mid-2015 municipal population (corresponding to Greater London) was 8,673,713, the largest of any city in the European Union. The city's metropolitan area is one of the most populous in Europe with 13,879,757 inhabitants, while
Animals in Art.
ANIMALS AS AN ART SUBJECT. Many artists have depicted animals in their art. Myself included. In my case I have painted our black cat many, many, times. But I have never been tempted to have a go at other species of animal, dogs, lions, or horses for instance. One of the most famous British horse painters was George Stubbs. Alfred Munnings is another. Maybe the horse in Picasso’s Guernica is better known worldwide. However the horse has a much longer art history than these art
Looking Forward to 2017 and Skylarks Singing
Skylarks singing, dewdrops on cobwebs, and flowers. January the first 2017. I am getting dozens of emails, Facebook posts, Twitter, and other messages about the perils of 2017 and what it will be like. But this blog is not another one. There is nothing about Trump, or Brexit, or climate change, or bloodbaths in the Middle East. Instead it is all about skylarks singing, dewdrops on cobwebs, and flowers. So ‘Skylarks singing’. ‘Skylarks’ is actually referring to the two Skylark