Art · Uncategorized

The future of art is looking bright

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

Art · Flower painting · Uncategorized

Never underestimate a woman!

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!

children's art · drawing · shading and tone · sketching · Uncategorized

” The time has come,” the walrus said..

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..

Abstract · Art · Turner · Uncategorized

Turner -the final years

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