One is that I’ve been working on paintings to accompany poems due to be published in a Christmas collection, the other is that I was commissioned to make a painting for the cover of a short story collection by a … Continue reading Two pieces of news
… went the full ophthalmologist. The stencils are aluminium, 2″ and 4″ size. I’d been doing some work with text and realised that, back in the day, I would have used Letraset rather than my own handwriting, which was only … Continue reading Bought some stencils …
I use a couple of apps to make animations based on original art work. One is MotionLeap which lives in my iPad and has a range of presets you can adjust to your own requirements; and the other is Filmora … Continue reading Filmora Pro – video tutorials by fast talking fellas
I’ve been using the same WordPress theme for years and it’s time for a change. Things might be a bit lumpy for a while! Continue reading Moving the furniture
It’s not quite true that I’ve never done it before but, compared with a table in a village hall and a tent in a garden, actual wall space in an actual gallery room was not only a step up but also came as something of a culture shock. There’s a big difference between unstable carboard easels at child grab height or chasing after art work knocked off its stand by a heaving tent flap, and fresh white walls with barely visible hanging devices you’ve no idea how to make use of. Who knew fishing line played such a part? Or … Continue reading Idiot’s Checklist For Exhibiting Your Work When You’ve Never Done It Before – by A.N Idiot
Over night, the picture fairies came in and magically hung my paintings on the vacant wall. Where I had nothing to attach them to, the means of attachment appeared; and where dizzying heights would have dizzied me off the ladder, … Continue reading We’re so over skirting boards!
As many as there are skirting boards in a room! I was ill-equipped, it turned out, to hang the kinds of paintings I’d taken. I’ll have several yards of transparent thread and a roadie who’s good on ladders next time. … Continue reading How many paintings can a painting propper prop ..?
Sometimes you just have to give paint and water the day off to play together. Left to get on with it, these have made some fine little labels and business cards in earth and sky colours. All very abstract although … Continue reading Strayfish Arts on the trail
I did some more unwrapping today. This piece was part of the batch I unwrapped a couple of days ago but which had somehow wangled a trip out in the van and made a bid for freedom! It’s the very … Continue reading Steyning Arts Trail – what else is coming to Sakala!
I’ve been doing some unwrapping today and i absolutely can’t wait to get these on a wall! With many, many thanks to Frames at the Golding Barn industrial estate, these are ready to meet their public. This piece, impossible to … Continue reading Steyning Arts Trail – what’s coming to Sakala