Sweaty shoes Rachel Hodgson, the drawing year 2017-18 oil pastel on paper I recently went to Christie’s to see the royal drawing school’s postgraduate exhibition The drawing year 2017-18 There was every conceivable style and type of media used with vibrant colours and monochromes and I was taken on a journey of different moods and… Continue reading The future of art is looking bright
Rachel Ruysch flowers in a glass vase with a tulip 1716 Rachel Ruysch the Dutch seventeenth century flower painter was certainly a woman not to be underestimated as I discovered in the National Gallery’s recent sketch tour. No struggling lowly artist was she. Receiving commissions from Princes and nobility throughout Europe. Towards the end of… Continue reading Never underestimate a woman!
Observational drawing from one of my Year 2 (6-7 Years) young artists The time has come,’ the Walrus said, To talk of many things: Of shoes — and ships — and sealing-wax — Of cabbages — and kings — The words from this Lewis Carroll poem came into my head when I looked at the… Continue reading ” The time has come,” the walrus said..
I thought I would share with you a recent fun project I did with my Year 2 s.The original project used just buttons and P.V.A glue but I adapted it to using tissue and cellophane. The great thing about the P.V.A (unlike flour and water paste) is that you can just keep adding the layers… Continue reading Button bowls
I wanted to share with you a recent project that I did with my Year 1 students. After they had completed the project Picasso’s quote came to my mind, here are 5 and 6 year olds showing the adults how it should be done. I hope you will agree with me.
“Now I have it!” these are the words reputed to have been said by Turner after three days contemplating a view that he was to use as subject matter of one of his painting. After eight weeks of studying his work am I any closer to grasping the measure of this man.?Standing in front of… Continue reading “Now I have it!”
Possibly the best phrase to describe Turner’s late paintings would be ‘dissolve like mist’. But this mistiness was partly to do with his developing cataracts and a tremor which is most likely to have been the onset of Parkinson’s. Whilst this physical conditions need to be understood when studying Turner’s late works they do not… Continue reading Turner -the final years