A poem about Orkney and possibly the finest single malt in Scotland. Read more →
Tate Modern 5 February – 10 May 2015 I had as little knowledge as I could, going into this. To be honest I hadn’t even heard of Marlene Dumas before I went and the few promo images that were unavoidable were all I had seen. I had no idea what I was letting myself in for at this exhibition at Tate Modern.… Read more →
Getting a new delivery of art goodies is always exciting and this week’s was no exception. Amongst it was a Daler-Rowney Edinburgh Table Easel. It’s fairly basic as far as features go but very good value. I decided to make mine into more of a field sketching box than one I’d use for painting. Going into the wooly wilds with… Read more →
Today is the anniversary of Salvador Dalí’s birthday. I’d like to remember it by sharing with you, two sides to a rather complicated artist. Read more →
Wonderful explanation from minutephysics of how to see without your glasses. Artists use this technique all the time to bring the whole of a subject, foreground and background, into focus at the same time. It’s also handy to isolate colours from their surrounding contexts.