Monthly Archives: January 2014

Making a painting

Recently I have been getting back to where it all started for me artistically speaking and have been experimenting with a return to painting.  I have tried still life, landscapes, flowers and abstract work, but none of these really “floats … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Juxtaposition

This weeks challenge proved to be more difficult than I had at first thought.  I made the assumption that in my vast library of photos there would be loads of interesting material to choose from, how wrong I was!  The … Continue reading

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Constable in the country

Last year I visited the exhibition of work by J M W Turner at Petworth House, and came away feeling just a little bit disappointed.  This year Petworth have a small exhibition of sketches and drawings made by Turner’s great … Continue reading

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Ribbons and Bows

So far the New Year hasn’t been great, with flooding, power cuts and general yuckiness so I had been looking forward a one day workshop at the delightfully named Fluffatorium (http://www.gilliangladrag.co.uk) in Dorking.  Yesterdays workshop was an opportunity to learn … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge -Window

“Windows are everywhere and depending on where you are a window can reveal different things.  They are portals into the world’s stories, glimpses into other people’s lives; windows  can tell you about where you are and where you are not. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning

A very appropriate way to start the New Year with the subject of Beginning for the Weekly Photo Challenge. For my first offering this year I wanted to find something a little more unusual and was getting quite despondent as … Continue reading

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Call Noah!

My first post for 2014 has to be a topical one… namely the dreadful weather we are currently experiencing.    Christmas time and the New Year always seem the right time of year for a bit of snow and frosty … Continue reading

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