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Encaustic Painting!

Encaustic Landscape

Encaustic Landscape

Have not shown one of these for a while, someone was painting using Beeswax and dye in the studio during he week and it was on a large scale, very effective.

She was using a special implement which he appeared to be heating up first in the dye which was boiling and then dribling the wax on to the canvas

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Being A Artist

The image is King and the image hunter!

A tendencey to soak up the landscape and be inspired to paint it or at least record it in sketchtbook.

Rememberd Places the image is just there and becomes a motife to be used as and when

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2009 in Art, Art appreciantion

 

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Ernest Kirchner (1880- 1938) Some Mountain Paintings

A interesting painter of Mountains amongst other things I like this one below very much.

Mountain Landscape Art Print by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

This one has a nice two tone effeet with colour

This is perhaps a bit more defind which is strange as really it is a night time painting.

And the final one of this selection is this rather , dare I say it jolly looking train! We are still in the Mountains and the train is puffing away going up the mountain.

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2009 in Art Appreciation

 

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Small abstract Landscape with a Knife

Abstract Landscape

Abstract Landscape

Here is a small Landscape which i have  called a Abstract landscape it is 6 inches by four and done with a pallet Knife

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2009 in Abstract, Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Shortage of Process Magenta by Daler Rowney System Three?

two seperate shops where I usally buy my paint seemed to have run out of System Three Process Magenta 75ml Tubes as these are the most reasonably priced!

Had to buy the more expensive 250ml pot in the end

Process Magenta

Process Magenta

 
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Posted by on February 22, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Babara Rae Contemporary Artist

I have been saving this Artist as I think the use of colour is so exciting! you can almost get drunk on it. It is the artists response landscape .

The painting speaks to you and says things to you about a lanscape that she paints, The mark making as well as the placement of colours.

From the Scotish Colourist background with a look at Howard Hodgkins!!

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2009 in Abstract, Art, Art Appreciation

 

The Beach Project

Here is a link to The Beach Project which is open to anyone to put photos uo of a beach. It seems to b a kind of Site specific thing and very interesting

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Quick painting and knowing when to stop

A interesting tutorial today and some food for thought, is  a painting quickly  finished within say five mins worth the same as a painting that has taken days to do, if it works for you as a painter within five mins do you say stop this it!

People who buy paintings do not need to know how long it takes but there seems to be great interest  on the part of the buyer asking “How long did this one take?’ Do you act all coy and say well long enough!?

Any thoughts and observation would be welcome on this topic

 
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Posted by on February 17, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Transition! and The History of a Painting Part Two

The transition process is not always easy and sometimes can be a bit messy, but it is all worth it in the end. painting is a bit like that at times from nothing  on the canvas to images that grow.

Mountains 11

Mountains 13

Mountains 14

Mountains 14

Mountains!2

img_5514This is where it started to go wrongt with the wrong kind of greeny yellow

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Now it became to dark!

img_55172As it is now…….

await for more changes in the on going process!

 
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Posted by on February 15, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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Swiss Mountains

As I am Painting Mountains I thought it worth showing the Swiss Sketch book again as ell as a map.

….and here is the map…… Switzerland a country most people have heard of famous for its mountains is landlocked and very jelouse of its nuetrality


 
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Posted by on February 14, 2009 in Art, Art Appreciation

 

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