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Creating a Studio or Artist Space

Creating a Studio or Artist Space

  How do you creating an artists space at home? So you are thinking about creating a studio or artist space at home for the artist in you. Is a dedicated, separate studio necessary? Consider, what type of art are you creating. Oil Painting needs ventilation; Art...

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Colour

Colour

Isaac Newton in the 17th/18th century deduced that sunlight is made up of the ‘spectrum’, a term referring to the components of white light. The components of sunlight can be seen when its wave length is separated (through refraction) by a glass prism. The result is a rainbow with ‘seven’ colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet

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Portraiture

Portraiture

The announcement of the 2013 winner of the Archibald Prize led me to ask the question – what is portraiture? The artworks making up the finalists for that year seemed to differ quite dramatically, so what defines a portrait? Taking things back to basics, portraiture...

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Hillside in Provence 1886-1890 by Paul Cezanne

Hillside in Provence 1886-1890 by Paul Cezanne

Finally, we grasp the true feeling Cezanne wants us to take from the statement he makes. It is a fusion of nature and the self. It is a steady ordeal, search and meditation to grow as an artist, examining how marks on a canvas can reflect something more than the naked eye can see at first glance

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What is Impressionism? The Basics

What is Impressionism? The Basics

  If  like me you struggle to make sense of all the different styles of painting,  let's take things back to basics. Starting with Impressionism, what is it and what sets it apart from other styles? Impressionism, is an art movement that began with a group of Paris...

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2017 and another year with the Ellen Michel Art School

2017 and another year with the Ellen Michel Art School

There is a certain clarity revealed when artists put their work in the public arena . In this case displaying to peers. And Sunday was no exception. The variety and scope of the paintings was dramatic. From landscape (urban and country) to portraiture, still life, floral and figure work. The variation of style also was quite diverse and took me by surprise.

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