Making Art

Bringing Art Making Into Your Life

My top tips for getting into a creative headspace

It can be hard to come in from your normal life and get into a good head space for making art. You can try to do it by having a … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Playing with your art, a new medium, a new thread

Art is about making something and reacting for or against it. That is how you start to build upon a simple idea. It doesn’t have to be a process of … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Deciding to make ‘Good’ art just doesn’t work.

It’s always a bad idea to decide to make a ‘Good’ piece of art. Firstly, whether something is or isn’t good, is a subjective view. Secondly, ‘Good’ isn’t an idea, it’s a result … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Battling Your Art Demons

Making art isn’t always easy. Sometimes it involves a mighty battle against your personal art demons. Not physically, but emotionally. Making art  can be hard work. I don’t mean digging trenches … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 1 Comment

Top six ways to avoid making art.

We all do things to sabotage our art making. Yet we say we want to make some art. It can be hard to see what we are doing to ourselves, … Continue reading

November 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Artquest 4 – overcoming the pain of crummy painting.

It might start out crummy, but if you let that song/ image/ story out of  your head  it might have a chance to be good. I make a lot of … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Priming paper to paint on.

I prime paper to make a cheap painting surface. When you are learning to paint or draw its just not worth using  a canvas for every experiment and techniques you’ll learn. … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Colour 2: seeing the undertones.

Today’s blog is about being able to see what colours are making up the colour we want to mix. Hopefully you tried the previous colour exercise, in the Colour 1 … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

My top 6 tips for making art part of your life.

If you make art you are an artist. The tricky bit is being able to make art making, part of  your life. I have had plenty of patches in my … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

You don’t have to cut up a shark to make good art.

Art can be any size. It can be gentle or obnoxious, meaningful or silly. You don’t have to cut up a shark or put one in a tank of formaldehyde … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · 1 Comment