Category Archives: Painting

Thin Places – More Studies


Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like water, but thick and dark like blood. – C S Lewis

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Work in Progress: Painting Exercise Using a Limited Palette


All images arising at the moment result from an art programme I’m undertaking. Last week’s course module dealt with balancing colour values using a palette limited to black, white, dark cadmium red and yellow ochre. This is my second year … Continue reading

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Attention and Discernment


Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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On Collage and the Loss of Wonder


“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.” … Continue reading

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Caol Áit – A Thin Place


I’d not heard of thin places until just a couple of weeks ago, from Wheel of Seasons. It seems I’m one of the very few who are not familiar with the expression. And yet, it is such an apt description … Continue reading

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Eco Printing on Deli Paper


I’ve done very little eco-printing in 2021, concentrating instead, on a return to painting. The programmes I’ve been taking part in have introduced me to a good many different ways of starting and progressing a painting, including various ways of … Continue reading

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Autumn Is Come


“Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth Lawrence

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The Last of the Handmade Markmakers – for Now


Here’s two mark-makers, out of one. It was originally a sponge roller. The sponge had deteriorated a bit. I took it off and replaced it with rubber bands. I cut notches into the sponge and now I’ve a sponge stamp … Continue reading

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More Home-Made Brushes


Though comical to look at, I do like the double-ended home-made brush with shuttlecock at one end and paper bag handles at the other. I had this plastic tube in my stash of stuff waiting to become useful. I decided … Continue reading

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Tubes and Triangles


“A house that has been experienced is not an inert box. Inhabited space transcends geometrical space.” ― Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space I haven’t had much time for art this week. I was determined yesterday to grab some, were … Continue reading

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