Losing one’s identity in that of the group has consequences for the individual and that of the society in which the individual lives. The danger is that of becoming possessed by an idea and thus a mere clone of the group think.
This is a detail from one of my current paintings I’m hoping to have completed soon.
Art Supplies Porn
This is a post that I think mostly only really interest other artists as they know the pleasure of new art materials. Yes, I guess it I have to admit it is a form of shopping therapy. But that aside,…
Nyctophilia – the Love of Darkness
Nyctophilia – the love of darkness or night, or feeling like you belong in the dark.
Hard Soft Lost Edges
Edges in art refer to the transition between two shapes of colour or value. Edges are strongly related to value! Edges are defined as either, hard, soft or lost.
When considering the values of an image, we divide them into two camps, light and shadow, that which is directly receiving light and that which is not.
Values That Make Sense
The illusion of realism in an image is dependent upon the correct organisation of values. A value is how light or dark a portion of an image is, whether monochrome or colour, in relation to the rest of the image.
Goodbye Rembrandt! It was a pleasure to have you watch over my studio, my struggles, my progress and triumphs. Now Rembrandt is off to a new home in another country, thankfully one that is still accepting post.
Keep Calm Carry On Painting
We are all facing challenges right now. Events unprecedented in world history are seeing us quarantined, locked down and isolated. How do we deal with this?
How the Coronavirus Lockdown is Turning Into a Business Shutdown
One small step after another, things are becoming tighter. Because of Coronavirus restrictions, post is no longer being delivered to certain countries.
Why I Said No to Patreon and Yes to My Own Membership Website
Why I said no to Patreon and yes to my own membership website.
The Big Leap
Mass panic is like a game of follow the leader over the edge of a cliff. The result will be unpleasant.
“The Big Leap”, Leo Plaw, 80 x100cm, oil on canvas
Figure 54 – Graphite Drawing
Here we are at the end of February, and here is my last drawing for #Figuary2020. This is number 14 in the series, which means I’ve averaged roughly a drawing every two days.
Figuary 2020 #13
Stand fast and meet the challenges presented to you. Don’t be afraid to set your boundaries. No is just as beneficial and valid as yes.
Figuary 2020 #12
Be grateful for what you do have, not ungrateful for that which you don’t.Making time to stop and reflect upon what you have can give you a more calming perspective, because we are often more focused on what we want, not yet have, or that which we no longer have.
On my visit to the museum, I also paid a visit to Aristotle and rendered him in graphite. After rendering, I am now reading up on what is left to us of his thoughts.
Render unto Caesar
I spent the afternoon in the Museum drawing from antique Greek and Roman sculptures. How could I pass up Caesar?
Figuary 2020 #11
What’s around the corner? You’ll only know if you look. The unknown lies in the realm of imagination and can take on any shape or size you can conceive of.
Figuary 2020 #10
I have to say the practice and process of doing these figure drawings is becoming easier. I may even be learning something.
Figuary 2020 #9
Figurary #9 was taking its time.I had to draw many many lines.Other things got in the way.What more can I say?