My challenge In a moment of madness I decided this summer that I would try painting outdoors i.e. en plein air. My goal was to paint for 9 days in the Western Isles of the UK namely the Outer Hebrides. I planned to visit the islands of Barra, Vatersay, South and North Uist, Benbecula, Harris, Lewis and Skye. From where I live it takes two … Continue reading The madness of Planning for Plein Air painting
Announcement: I entered a painting into the 2019 summer Paintings Art Festival in Nottingham and I am delighted to say that it was accepted! Like all of you I want people to like my paintings. One way to check whether people like your paintings is to enter competitions. The risk you take is that the judges may or may not like them. The painting will … Continue reading I’ve got a painting into an exhibition for the very first time – if I can do it then so can you!
Being an artist can be a lonely experience and one where you tend to practice techniques that you already know. We all need artistic inspiration and it comes from many places. I try to find inspiration from attending art clubs, watching videos, reading books and visiting museums. In the end nothing beats meeting a real “maestro” in person and learning from them. I meet commercially … Continue reading Artistic inspiration using workshops