Category: Musings

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Marlene Dumas: The Image as Burden

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 →

Box Easel

Customising your box easel

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 →

How to see without glasses

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.