Month: October 2012

Japanese Woodcut Portraits-Capturing the Inner Essence

  FIRST OF ALL – OOPS!!   A Japanese quote: 猿も木から落ちる。 (Saru mo ki kara ochiru) Literally: Even monkeys fall from trees. This means: Everyone makes mistakes. / Nobody’s perfect. Hmmm…I guess that’s me. You’ll have received a blog from me yesterday but an older blog (actually two older blogs). I’m not sure how it

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My Newest Video and October Birthdays

MY LATEST YOUTUBE VIDEO   I’m really excited to tell you that my newest video is up on YouTube. It’s a similar demo to those I have done before but rather than running music along with the action, I’m giving a bit of an explanation as to what I’m doing. I would love to hear

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Portraits – traditional and well, not so traditional

  Portraits. Does that word conjure up for you a certain look, a certain feeling? It does for me. And even though I know it can mean more, especially in this day and age, I imagine all those fabulous paintings seen in the great museums of the world, paintings that speak of technique, of understanding,

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Daily painting – it’s not as easy as you might think!!

  DAILY PAINTING   Earlier this year, I went to Sedona to take a class from an artist I have admired for a long time – Carol Marine.  It was from reading Carol’s blog that I first learnt about the notion of creating a small daily painting, that’s a small painting every day – not

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Rothko and RED

  I promised at the end of my last blog that I’d tell you about the play RED. WOW, that’s all I can say about the play written by John Logan about the time when Mark Rothko was painting the Seagram murals (1958/9). I lie – that’s not all I can or will say about

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