Remarks about lines in Art

It is now time to say the obvious about lines and oil painting. “Contour drawing doesn’t help your aspirations in oil painting.” You have this burning desire to paint reasonably well, but you do not get value sequencing and there appears to be nobody around to put you right. Well,…...

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The Parallelepipedon

The dramatic interplay of memory, sensory intelligence and immediate sensation are for the leisure artist to explore. A fortunate few will progress to parallel spaces of the spiritual and angelic. This world is without end, of extraordinary depth, boundless immensity to the left and right, and as high as the…...

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Leisure Artist in the Great Game

“Everyone is an artist,” said my father in his atelier. “Everyone is capable of being deeply moved when they view things felt. The art of projecting your feelings into paintings lies in things felt. Express your innermost feelings and the art will move deeply.” Such ideas come from my days…...

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Full Frontal Irradiation

“Artists!” I call out. “Look at you! Huddling before the computer screens.” Dimmed rooms are twilight zones washed by monitors’ radiance, a full frontal irradiation of creative types. Inspiring thoughts beaming directly at us all. A global digital taste streaming of ideas exclusively broadcast to you and me; Radiated into…...

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Pathological Altruism

When setting up as an artist in the marketplace it is best to push away the arts council, the arts establishment, and the various departments like Austrade and AusIndustries. It is most important to get over your feelings that they must be included in your business world. Today, to get…...

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Art Business – Art Dealers

Art Business   The major part of the art business is art dealers. Big art auction houses recognize this and are acting as brokers or dealers. In the art business there are the retail market and the interdealer/wholesale market. Auctions are a small segment of the overall art market with…...

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Observations at Cairns

Observation 1 The walk from the Botanical gardens is over Sheridan Street and then a block towards the Esplanade. It’s quite a solid stroll, but once on the walk above the mudflats I slow down to watch the waders. There are godwits, plovers and egrets too. A single brown ibis…...

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What is Ekphrastic Art?

Ekphrastic art confronts, interprets, inhabits, and speaks to another work of art. It is not unlike the idea of calling into being an object through words. Ekphrastic art is one medium responding to art from another medium, i.e. a poem that is inspired by a piece of music, or a…...

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The Real Thing

Nothing Like the Real Thing  – Part 1 The practice of drawing from life models is popular today. The traditional activity of observing the human body and translating it creatively continues to flourish. We continue to look at the world in conventional ways. Artists gather to work from live models…...

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