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Paintings at Masonville Library

Posted on May 12, 2015 in Creativity

An opportunity came up spur of the moment to hang some of my paintings at Masonville Library. There are 16 paintings of mine there - lots of recent work, some of them quite large. The paintings are on display just until May 28. There is no official opening, but I hope you can drop in to see them in the Sifton Room, Masonville Library, 30 North Centre Road, London.


A Brief History of Watercolour

Posted on May 11, 2015 in Art Links

A lovely short video on the history of watercolour. Thanks to artist Jill Poyerd.

How to Survive as an Artist

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Creativity

For those of you who like lists, this is a really good one. Check out - The Painter's Primer: A Survival Kit by Irwin Greenberg



Posted on May 7, 2015 in Creativity


The Trouble with Brushes

Posted on May 6, 2015 in Creativity

CatTDo I ever go through a lot of brushes. I try to be kind to them - really I do. But even when taken care of they will eventually start having bad hair days and, well, it's no use fighting with them. I don't throw away all the old ones. Some can be good for putting down quick large shapes or anything that doesn't need a lot of precision. However, painting should be fun in order to be creative and a dishevelled brush will be no fun if you are wanting accurate shapes or edges. Here's my video about brush care, if you need a refresher. May as well have them last as long as possible. Brush Care Video by Cheryl O

For Portrait Course Students ...

Posted on May 3, 2015 in Creativity

This one is for all my portrait course students. Thanks to cartoonist Tom Cheney.


Be Yourself

Posted on Apr 30, 2015 in Creativity


Creativity and Life

Posted on Apr 29, 2015 in Creativity

Fruit2TCheck out this great article from Skinny Artist:

6 Ways Creativity Can Make Us Better At Life.

Small Tasks

Posted on Apr 28, 2015 in Creativity


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