Monthly Archives: September 2013

Things found – a strange gift from a Hadedah bird

On Saturday an African Ibis left this little painting for me on the deck. Advertisements

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Research: Surrealism

Psychoanalysis has influenced Surrealism in the 1920’s and 1930’s and later feminism in the 1970’s and 1980’s, because they all have a fascination with origins, with dreams and fantasies, with the primitive, the child, the insane, subjectivity and sexuality. Andre … Continue reading

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Still life exercises: – Small and Large group

PAINTING A SMALL OBJECT IN DETAIL The only interesting looking fruit I can find in my house is a pineapple, not so small, but with a lot of detail, a full range of tonal variances and a limited palette. I’ll … Continue reading

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How O’Keeffe and Soutine paint detail in Still Lifes

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE (1887-1986) Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin. Her husband, Alfred Stieglitz, also gallery owner and photographer, defined her public persona by revealing to the world her strengths and vulnerabilities through his famous close up portraits of her. He … Continue reading

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Making history – Marikana massacre

It was a year ago on 16 August 2012 that a combined police task force shot dead 30 mine workers during a strike at Lonmin platinum mine in Rusternburg in the Northern West Province of SA. More than 70 were … Continue reading

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