The Frustrations of Being an Artist

What to do when you hate a piece of artwork you have created…? I find that as an artist my work goes through phases: I start, say, a painting. It goes well. I am pleased with it for a while and cheerfully proceed with it. Then it begins to go a bit pear-shaped. It isContinue reading “The Frustrations of Being an Artist”

WEIRD TALES FROM UNIVERSITY

or How I Met My Wife From a Previous Life When I attended Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge School of Art) as a mature student doing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, the last thing I expected was to run into someone to whom I had been married in a previous life but it happened. OfContinue reading “WEIRD TALES FROM UNIVERSITY”

“PATRIARCHY”

or “How to Tell if a Woman is an Idiot” All of us have done idiotic things like forgotten where we parked the car or locked ourselves out of our houses but although those are idiotic deeds, they don’t mean we are idiots per se. While introducing you to my latest piece of digital art,Continue reading ““PATRIARCHY””

Experimental Painting: Abstract Moon

Completed in October 2020, this experimental painting utilises the artist’s signature cross-hatch style. Brush strokes this time are particularly large which allows for greater detail within each stroke. Do you like the rhubarb texture on the upper right quadrant? The painting was done on a stretched canvas on a wooden frame,  90 cm by 74Continue reading “Experimental Painting: Abstract Moon”

“SATURN V LAUNCH”

This oil painting was an experiment in using my cross-hatch technique to imply detail when in reality there isn’t any. William Mobberley recommends*: (*As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.) When I was a child, I would have given my right arm for one of these but they didn’t exist.

Mystical Painting: “Ascension Chalices”

Although I got a lot out of attending university and doing a BA in Fine Art, there is a tremendous freedom in the fact that I am no longer answerable to tutors now that I have finished my course. Nowhere does this apply more than in the case of my work based upon the MysticalContinue reading “Mystical Painting: “Ascension Chalices””

Those Amazing Googly Eyes!

or “How I Discovered That I Have Something in Common With Sergeant Boobs.” It is not my intention to go into detail about the meaning and thinking behind my painting “Sergeant Boobs is Combat Ready”. Those who are interested can visit her dedicated page here. In this blog entry I propose instead to bring toContinue reading “Those Amazing Googly Eyes!”

First Painting Since University

I figure there is no point doing a BA in Fine Art if one doesn’t carry on producing art after leaving and so here is my new painting “Binah – The Divine Mother”. It’s a Qabalistic painting (mystical) and it is a strange piece in that I veer between absolutely loving it and absolutely hatingContinue reading “First Painting Since University”