Monthly Archives: October 2013

Inexpressible Rage

Here’s a weird thing.  It’s the acknowledged role of the artist to express the ordinarily inexpressible – to put expressions of what people are thinking, but are unable to articulate for themselves, into the world.  If you can do such … Continue reading

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Interfering With Colours

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with interference colours.  Daler and Rowney make some and I bought a few. They aren’t actually paint, they’re a medium with unusual properties.  They interact with the surface colour they’re painted on and produce a shimmering … Continue reading

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Achieving Escape Velocity

Many artists become artists because they realise they were in the wrong job and instead of spending the rest of their lives pursuing that, they make a change in career and become artists.  That’s not an easy transition to make, … Continue reading

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Why Do We Mix On Studio Monitors?

There’s a lot of people who believe that to mix and master music properly, you need an acoustically perfect environment and speakers that have great characteristics, positioned perfectly within that room, to present the most accurate and pristine stereo image … Continue reading

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It’s Not Just You

Many artists complain that selling their works is difficult and that they don’t make very much, when they do sell something.  Barely enough to cover their costs.  In their minds, they equate a lack of people flocking to buy their … Continue reading

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The Moderate Solution Bias

Problem solving is a very interesting field.  It’s about how you get to answers to hard problems that ultimately work best.  In our society, we’re not very good at solving hard problems.  Here’s why. If you notice any debate that … Continue reading

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Brilliance Is Despicable

Or so it would seem.  Sometimes, everyone has a good day and does or says something brilliant.  We’re all capable of brilliance and it’s a very satisfying moment when you come up with something you know is special.  You would … Continue reading

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