Tag Archives: Canvas

Life Savers

Painting is a messy, dirty business.  Accidents and spills happen.  Even if they don’t, there are some corners you can find yourself in, as a painter, which you can only get yourself out of, if you have had the wisdom … Continue reading

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A Colourful Irony

I’ve been painting for a while now – several years, so I’ve already had to replenish my paint stock a few times.  There was something funny I noticed.  It has become abundantly clear to me that the colour I use … Continue reading

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Picasso Was Right

Every child is an artist.  Recently, I had the pleasure of hosting a birthday party for nine year olds (and ages thereabouts).  We chose a local venue that provides the kids with a blank canvas, some brushes and acrylic paints … Continue reading

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Quantum Physics for Artists

I actually had three titles for this blog article.  The other two are “The Power of Aesthetics – Part 2” and “Mathematics, Beauty and Reality”.  I am, in the next few hundred words, going to attempt to explain to artists … Continue reading

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How To Overcome the Fear of the Blank Canvas

When I say canvas, I mean “page”, if you write, “source code file”, if you programme, “blank recording medium”, if you are a musician, or “spatial void”, if you sculpt.  You get the gist.  How do you overcome that fear … Continue reading

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Stand Back and Get a New Viewpoint

When I paint, I have found that if I stay the same distance from the canvas the entire time, I can lose perspective and distort my image unintentionally.  Because of the length of my brushes, I usually have to be … Continue reading

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