Not a great fan of his finished commissioned paintings but a great respecter of his skills, it was fascinating to find out more about his life. The development of his artistic career alongside his family life.
His earlier works seemed quite unexceptional, then suddenly...
Great exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Interesting to see Cézanne very much exposed through his portraits. They said he never painted portrait commissions or sold any so they really were the workings of the inner artist, working things out for himself.
After receiving an email post from Citizen Sketcher Marc Taro Holmes with a book review for 'Sketch Now Think Later' by Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara I was instantly inspired to order a copy which arrived in a couple of days.
The very theme of 'just do it' appealed as my rece...
Saw a mention of the Bright Print Fair on social media on Saturday and checked it out online only to find that it ended Sunday. Luckily, having had enough of gardening on Saturday, we took a car full of garden bags to the tip and headed straight for Brighton.
I've started working up three collage pictures from coastal views adapted from memory, sketches and photos. Breaking free from the constraints of trying to be literally representational to creating rhythmic compositions and starting to apply textures.