Monthly Archives: April 2014

Let’s Just Pretend Everything is OK

There used to be a lot of respect for open debate, speaking your mind, holding opinions, debating them and having a point of view.  It was never more important than in the arts, where artists were often social commentators and … Continue reading

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Getting a Likeness

As a life painter, one of the things I struggle with most is getting a likeness of the model.  I’m getting better at finding the form of the body and limbs and at getting the proportions closer to right, but … Continue reading

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What the Hell is Wrong With You?

I’ve heard it said that you need to do two things, to succeed as an artist.  One is to be supremely focussed and the other is to be authentic.  And so there are definitely artists that are making their one … Continue reading

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Everybody’s a Composer

When you start to spend your time concentrating on music composition and production, you begin to notice things you previously didn’t see at all.  For example, it seems to me that everywhere you look, these days, there’s another film and … Continue reading

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What if Cynicism and Mediocrity Killed the Music Industry?

In this article I propose to discuss some heresies.  I know they are not popularly believed or frequently expressed.  At least, I’ve not seen them discussed much.  However, I have a nagging feeling that this way of looking at the … Continue reading

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