Tag Archives: brush strokes

Bigger Brushes, Bigger Canvases

Here’s something you can try, if you ever get stuck in a painting rut, assuming you have the space and can afford to do it.  It can free up your brush strokes, allowing them to be made more flamboyantly, force … Continue reading

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Texture

For me, one of the most exciting aspects of works by Monet or Van Gogh is the texture of their paintings.  You can see the brush strokes, the palette knife marks and the velocity of every painterly gesture, etched permanently … Continue reading

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Confidence of Line

I spent an afternoon in the Pompidou Centre, viewing their permanent collection of modern art.  It’s a magnificent collection, well worth seeing, with works by some of my favourite artists, including Picasso, Chagall, Kandinsky, Lichtenstein, Goncharova and Larianov.  Having all … Continue reading

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An Afternoon at the Orangerie

This afternoon, through chance and happenstance, I revisited a place I had last set foot in almost half my lifetime ago.  As a young man, honeymooning with my lovely new bride in the city of romance, we first visited the … Continue reading

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Painting Furry Critters in Oils

Today I tried something I have never tried before.  I attempted to paint a portrait of my cat, from memory and from a picture of somebody else’s cat.  What provoked such a folly?  There was a painting day, run by … Continue reading

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