Process not Product

For me it’s the enjoyment of the process more and more. Mindfully musing and paying attention to what I draw or paint is a real joy and luxury. It yields spells of time where I can totally love what I am doing. Present moment awareness – that’s all we’ve ever got really and I think it does well to attend to the quality of your … Continue reading Process not Product

Nothing happening here

Move along please – nothing to see here. We are so hooked on sensationalism – I for one am edging more toward invisibility as time goes by. Quite happy in my own skin and not wanting to be noticed is a lovely feeling. That egoic need for approval, gratification and acknowledgement blissfully melts away as I get older. I have always preferred being a cog … Continue reading Nothing happening here

Getting to Grips with Semi-Abstraction

If you’d love to be able to paint a personal panorama as you view a lovely vista but don’t know where to start – sign up to my fortnightly art newsletter and CLAIM my nifty 1 page guide to semi-abstraction. Click the blue graphic below to claim it. It is an A4 printable PDF with the 5 steps I take to get from reality to … Continue reading Getting to Grips with Semi-Abstraction

Stay quiet, stay small, go deep

This is my morning mantra as I walked the dog around the fields. Feeling so lucky to be able to work online and not brave the traffic nightmare as I’ve done all my life. Being able to consider the depth of all things, even small things is a great gift which is coming to me more and more strongly this last month or so. What … Continue reading Stay quiet, stay small, go deep

Wandering in Nature with Pencil and Paper

Today whilst I walked my Jack Russell Tilly up the local recreation fields I had a bit of folded paper and pencil to hand. This is due to the fact that I always think of something good (or at least I hope it will be) to do with art, teaching or writing whilst doing the daily rounds of the grassy playing fields. The fields are … Continue reading Wandering in Nature with Pencil and Paper

A Happy New Year’s Read – Art Magazine

Happy New Year reader. I hope you are well and raring to go with any art projects you may have in mind? But before you tear off would you like a little juice for that creative muse of yours? If so hop over and preview a few pages of the latest edition of my indie arty magazine The Pottering Artist. If the excitement has all … Continue reading A Happy New Year’s Read – Art Magazine

Terrified of Watercolour? I’ll give you Courage!

TERRIFIED OF WATERCOLOUR? WANT TO FINALLY NAIL THIS MEDIUM? If you yearn to paint in watercolour but are scared to death of its mercurial and unpredictable nature you may want to invest in my new watercolour novice course. “Fanning the Flames of Fall” is a complete and straightforward course to get you confident and capable with watercolour. Say goodbye to uncertainty and panic and … Continue reading Terrified of Watercolour? I’ll give you Courage!

Watercolour Landscape Tutorial – for beginners

Watercolour Landscape Tutorial for Beginners – Jettison your creative confusion! Landscapes are eternally paintable and I don’t know about you but they were one of the first things I tried in watercolour. That was only after I was shown the complete process – from blank watercolour sheet to finished painting – by my art teacher. If you want the above photo image and line outline … Continue reading Watercolour Landscape Tutorial – for beginners