A somewhat rather surprising event happened for me late last week and I am still trying to understand it. For the first time ever a fellow artist refused to share ideas. I had admired her work for some time and particularly her skill in one particular area and I had asked if I could have a Skype discussion to learn about the tools and paper etc she uses to achieve a particular technique. The response was friendly enough but very clear that divulging anything about style or te
I've always seen myself as a colourist and am instantly drawn to gorgeous dramatic colours!
When I first started painting 40 years or so ago I always chose as many colours as I could see in the landscape or item I was painting, in an attempt to get as close a representation as possible. However I was often disappointed with the result. I've since learned that when it comes to colour less is more and that there is a particular power in using a restricted palette. This sculpt