Monthly Archives: March 2014

Agnes Martin (layers and subtlety)

Biography – Agnes Martin (1912 – 2004) was a Canadian-American abstract painter. She had a major influence on Minimalist painters, but she saw her own work, more closely related to Abstract Expressionism, her paintings being ‘meditations on innocence, beauty, happiness and love.’ Her signature style … Continue reading

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Callum Innes

Callum Innes was born in Edinburgh in 1962. He studied drawing and painting at Gray’s School of Art from 1980 to 1984 and then completed a post-graduate degree at Edinburgh College of Art, in 1985. He began exhibiting in the … Continue reading

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My most beautiful place in the world

I can’t finish this part on Landscapes without painting the Diamond Sperrgebiet (prohibited area) in Namibia. This diamond area is situated in the Namib Dessert on the banks of the Orange river, where at the first and last appearances of light … Continue reading

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Project Landscape – extended painting

I feel that my previous painting, a Forest Landscape, still needs to be further explored. At first, my attention was captured by the pattern which emerged between the upper branches, but now my attention has turned to the space inside that pattern. Looking … Continue reading

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Project using oils and acrylics together (2)

I received an email from Pantocrater Gallery with this amazing photo of a mural on Mogashan road in Shanghai taken against the backdrop of city skyscrapers and an unsuspecting girl walking past.  There is so much happening here and it is easy to … Continue reading

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Work inside and outside

I’m not very comfortable painting in a park for safety reasons, so, once again, I painted my street, with its many oak trees. I made myself comfortable on a camping chair on the pavement and sketched the street view. What intrigued … Continue reading

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