Year: 2014

Vincent Van Gogh a Turbulent Genius

"Starry Night", Vincent Van Gogh

I have long admired Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”. Well it seems mathematicians have now come to a greater appreciation of his artwork also.

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Gerlinde Zickler Studio Visit

Yesterday I visited the studio of Gerlinde Zickler (Rosenmaedchen Seelenclown) to start a collaborative painting for her exhibition next year

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Studio Tip – Keeping Brushes Clean With Oil

Clean Brushes

How do you keep your brushes clean when working oil paints? Cooking oil! Make no sense? Well read on.

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Arise Takes Flight

'Arise', Leo Plaw, 50 x 70cm, oil on canvas

I did a Google Image Search for my painting “Arise”.

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James Gleeson Artworks Exhibited

"Cythera Revisited", James Gleeson

Artworks from one of my favourite artists, James Gleeson are on display at Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. Gleeson was an early inspiration for me. His works were huge and created such atmosphere. I used to visit Watters Gallery just

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Art and Social Media

The Irresistible Flow of Time – Galerie 10

I recently came across Richard Thomas Scott on Facebook, thanks to Gromyko Semper. Richard has written a post on LinkedIn about Art and Social Media.

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Painting Materials

Work is still progressing with my painting, “The Muse“. Sometimes you have to mess things up to make progress. I wasn’t happy with the folds in the cloth, so I have taken to it with some bold strokes. Sometimes it

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Studio Update

Studio

This is a snapshot of my current Vienna Studio.

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More Paint on the Horizon

On the Horizon

Here is my latest work on leaf metal, “On the Horion”, 30 x 25 cm. With this work I am exploring what I can achieve with the oil glazes on leaf metal.

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Strange and Rare Colours

“The Colorful Stories of 5 Obsolete Art Pigments” provides some curious short stories about some rare or no longer available oil colours that were once all the rage in their own time.

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Painting – The Art of Patience

Gia

On my recently created artworks in progress page, I made a comment about having more than one artwork in progress, and knowing when to leave one alone and move on to the next.

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The Real Gold – Work in Progress

Axis Mundi

I have recently been experimenting with painting on leaf metal. I don’t mean the sort of flat application of gold leaf as Gustav Klimt did. Rather, the application of translucent glazes over the leaf metal, which brings about an altogether other effect, one that can be quite striking.

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Painting Party

Elizabeth Banker

Often painting is a very solitary past time or career. So when there is an opportunity paint with other artists, it is something special.

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Hanuman Painting Quote

Hanuman

I need a little bit of help from you all. I am starting a project where I add a quotation to some of my artworks. I am searching for one to go with “Hanuman”. Your help could earn you a

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Custom Picture Frames

I spent a week with Peter Gric learning his technique for decorating picture frames.

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Painting Collaboration with Kevin Campeau

Kevin Campeau Painting Collaboration

Recently I started a collaborative painting project with Kevin Campeau. In this video we briefly discuss how we worked together and what we did with the canvas.

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Painting – Axis Mundi – Carl Jung – Quote

Axis Mundi

It is said a picture tells a thousand words, and the quote from Carl Jung is but a few that I can add to my latest painting “Axis Mundi”.

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New Painting – In Another Light

"In Another Light", 50 x 40 cm, oil on canvas

Another painting has completed a long cycle of development.

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RIP HR Giger

HR Giger

HR Giger died in tragic circumstances last week.

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Commentree

commentree

Of course plants can communicate.

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