Once upon an August in 2016, I discovered that for someone who hadn’t actually taken up painting, I was pretty flush with canvases. The only solution to this problem seemed to be to actually take up painting. So, I did. I’m not sure I expressly stated this in my initial post, but I intend to first use up … More How small is too small? Or, size does matter.
It’s not often I spend the better part of a day in my bathroom – even when I’ve been hit by gastro or – worse – children having meltdowns in quick succession. But the other day I gave it a go, all for the sake of painting an ordinary old light switch and the pull-cord from my bathroom … More Why I wish my toilet was portable and other painting discoveries.
Last week my phone’s screen smashed for the second time in its two-year life. There was nothing spectacular about it; I wasn’t rock-climbing in a blizzard when it fell from the pocket of my wing-suit… I was just doing my usual last-minute rush around to get bodies out of the house on time, and without warning, my … More Smashing, thanks. How are you?
I’d hoped to use that title when I sold my first painting – bless my humble cotton socks – but no. Instead the ‘it’ that was bound to happen eventually was being an over-confident ass and paying the price for it [insert pained look of anguish here]. Here’s what happened: Meet my deliciously dinged-up watering can: If you’ve … More It was bound to happen eventually.
Today marks six months since I began my superbly ordinary experiment of Getting My Art Into Gear. Here’s some of what I’ve learned so far: It’s difficult to motivate yourself to paint a brilliant piece of art, but it’s brilliantly motivating to just choose to paint and see what comes of it. Rather than aiming for perfection, I aim for … More Practice makes Progress