Creating a painting, step by step. The frustrations and the rewards.

I have been asked recently about one of the pieces I painted for the CCL show. It’s the one that’s 14 inches wide and 60 inches long and is entitled ‘Light Shot with Birds’. The poem by Betty Adcock is entitled Topsail Island and the line is “For now, the island’s mine, talking a cold tongue blue, the light shot with birds.” Don’t you just love that poetry line? I would love to create a whole series of paintings just using that one line; to me it’s so extraordinary.

So I decided I would write about and show you how that painting came into being, once I had

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Is it Talent or Learned Skills When it Comes to Doing Fine Art?

Is it Talent or Learned Skills When it Comes to Doing Fine Art?

I just found this wonderful blog by Carole Ridrigue for you. It's a subject I know I've wondered about and heard other artists talk about, so actually here are two articles for you to read and give....

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Another report from the online art class: weeks three, four and five

Another report from the online art class: weeks three, four and five

I just finished week six of the eight week class I've been writing about (here and here) and realized I hadn't reported to you about the process of this exciting class. Week three was about taking that notan (referring to the relationship...

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