Zebra Art with a Gold Zing!

I've been experimenting in the studio with my favourite colour a t the moment — gold. I can't stop myself from adding highlights, splashes and just general copious amounts of gold to my paintings. I have finished 2 little zebra paintings with these gold overtones and just love how they've come out. I can't seem... Continue Reading →

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The Resurrection of Muse — Rock Art Painting no. 7 Photographs

If you don't already know about this series of paintings to the best musicians ever — please check out the other works of art and how I subliminally came about them HERE. So far I've covered (with lashings of paint and canvas) Radiohead, The Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Skunk Anansie and Templeton. I've just... Continue Reading →

Out-of-the-Box Arty Outdoor DIY

Country Bumpkins Make Good See photo journal at the end of blog! Well, we're 2 months into our 'country move' and loving it.  We (Mike and myself) started running out of our renovation fund within about 2 weeks of our move — which was, to say the least, unsettling. We had to come up with cost-effective solutions... Continue Reading →

De-Stress with Free Colour Therapy for You and Your Family

Feeling a Little Uptight Lately? I sure have been!  That's why I started doodling again (sounds rather dubious, doesn't it?). I used to draw fantasy pictures when I was younger (in my teens) to relieve anxiety or tension and it really worked.  I found myself reverting back to it again this week and it really... Continue Reading →

‘Dangerous Love’ — Skunk Anansie Rock Art Painting No. 5

You can recap on the whole Rock Art Series HERE — a page dedicated to the process of bringing this musical art collection to life. Bloody Hell! Whoa.  This painting was a difficult one to physically manifest.  Just when I thought that the Pink Floyd Rock Art painting had done my nerves in, this one... Continue Reading →

The 12 Hour Saatchi Art Competition Challenge — Start to Finish

Your Untypical Typical Artist  I'm usually quite organized, not like the stereotypical 'last-minute' kind of artiste. However, on the 16th April 2013, I had a hunch to go and 'check' the due date for a competition I wanted to enter.  I thought it was due on the 30th April but to my surprise, it was... Continue Reading →

How to Artfully Get into Your Element

"Life is the power that's greater than I can ever comprehend. The way life runs through everything, even the tiniest elements of nature - that makes me humble."  — Michael J. Fox  Handel With Care No, the sub-heading is not a typo.  I decided, this week, to paint to the music of classical composer, Handel.  I'm... Continue Reading →

How to Gift Yourself with Gratitude

The Attitude for Gratitude With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I was thinking about how all global citizens can catch a ride on this American holiday wave. Gratitude is something we should express every day, not just on one particular day — obviously.  However, having one 'big' day to truly express your thanks is not a bad... Continue Reading →

What The Beatles Look Like From the End of my Paintbrush

If you want to recap on my last article about beginning this Beatles project, please CLICK HERE. If you want to recap on the whole ROCK ART series BEGIN HERE Let's get on with the big reveal... Whimsical, Colourful, Bright and Vibrant The title just encapsulates the outcome of this project.  It is just dripping... Continue Reading →

Rock Art Series — The Beatles

Yes, I know I have kept you waiting for the second piece of this series but wait no longer! For those of you who have not been following the 'Rock Art' journey, you can check out what's been going on (within you and) without you here: 10 Bands, 10 Paintings — Let the Rock Art... Continue Reading →

Song Playlist — Radiohead Albums That Made The Art

What I Listened To... As promised in last weeks blog, I will reveal today the albums I listened to during the creation of 'Escapism'.  If you have been following this Rock Art Series blog then great, if not you can recap by starting here. "As we were walking and talking about this I caught a... Continue Reading →

What Radiohead Looks Like Through The End of My Brush

When I started out with this 'Rock Art' project, I had no idea how it would turn out and tried to have no expectations of what to expect from myself. To recap on this series, please read: 10 Bands, 10 Paintings…Let the Rock Art Begin! The Grand Band Reveal is Today! Radiohead — A Teaser Pictorial ‘Rock... Continue Reading →

Radiohead — A Teaser Pictorial ‘Rock Art’ Peek

Please read my previous 2 blogs in this series: 10 Bands, 10 Paintings…Let the Rock Art Begin! The Grand Band Reveal is Today! Now to continue... A Work in Progress Ok, I know, I was supposed to have at least one finished by today — it just didn't happen. However, I have made a definite start and... Continue Reading →

The Grand Band Reveal is Today!

The Shortlist of Muso's to Make the Grade I launched my new idea for an art collection last week, please read it here to recap. The bands and musicians that I am going to explore auditorily and interpret visually on canvas are (in order of my being introduced to their music): David Bowie Queen Pink... Continue Reading →

10 Bands, 10 Paintings…Let the Rock Art Begin!

Coming Out of a Black Hole and Having Revelations Yeah, the global energy of late has been intense.  Making us all bunker down for some quiet time, and if not, forcing you to cease and desist. Have you been lacking inspiration, creativity or get up and go?  Well, I have. These last few weeks since... Continue Reading →

Templeton’s Headspace — Creating the CD Artwork for a Rock Star!

Hail to one of the most amazing albums my ears have had the pleasure to experience! "He is really pushing the boundaries of auditory excellence." If you haven't heard it yet, I strongly suggest you visit Templeton's site (http://templetonuniverse.com/news.cfm) and have a snoop around, I believe he is offering some FREE MP3 DOWNLOADS over there — all... Continue Reading →

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