Monthly Archives: January 2009
For todays painting I thought I would show the image of a painting and a Map. I was thinking that people who may read this blog in other countries might like to know where some of the places I mention are.
The Isle of Wigh for instance is a island off the Southern coast of England.
Turner painted this after his 1827 vistit to the island and it shows his use of light with the showing of sunshine on the castle walls also note the storm clouds
Catch up with this latest kurt jackson video, You can see some lovely shots of the way he paints also talking something very fundimental.
These small Sketch books well that is what I am using them for, or to be more specific doodling on the Train are really great!
Here is another shot with a Cross pen
Thought i would show this as it is just a nice painting of countryside perhaps over romanticised but none the less a pleasant Painting.
Have a look at this link here if you are interested! This may only be of interest to people in Portsmouth and surrounding areas but I am sure the same sort of things go on elsewhere.
First Portsmouth always has these grand schemes, the last one being was that it wanted to be a Capital of Culture All well and good but it cannot get the showing of Paintings right or exhibition space as the third floor in the central Library shows. It has been neglected of late and there was a time when there were decent shows there but the curator left and her replacement seems to be keeping a low profile.
With regard to the Library I notice that as from February they are reducing opening Hours and closing at 5 every night!
The pyramids down at Southsea is under threat of closure now that could be a excellent cultural centre but it is not in the centre of Portsmouth so that idea is a none starter.
Going back to the centre of Portsmouth, remember the Art Gallery on the Guildhall space right at the entrance of The Guildhall square? Well that closed as well.
Now they want to move out of the present Library and Museum and go into a purpose built centre holding both Museum stuff and Library!
So they want to be a Capital of Culture?
I somehow do not think so.
Well hows that for a rant!