Come into the wild Scottish Landscape with painter Libby Scott… you won’t need a brolly or wellies – this video by Josh Davie takes you there. Libby’s love of the outdoors and artist’s eye help you see even more beauty and colour in the scenery – and Josh’s videowork highlights the texture and movement. AnContinue reading “Scottish Landscape Painting: Libby Scott”
If you’re intrigued to see prints of the Scottish landscape made with Japanese woodblock techniques – or linocut – and printed on an English Victorian press – then you need to see the work of Laura Boswell. (She is currently showing in Edinburgh, in the Birch Tree Gallery , alongside groups of delicate, diminutive porcelainContinue reading “Review: Laura Boswell at Birch Tree Gallery”
If you’ve been painting for a while and would like to learn some more tips and tricks on practical elements, or just to get to know the artists in your community – I recommend going to an “artist’s talk”. These are often run by a gallery around the time of a new exhibition and areContinue reading “Into painting Community”
Review of contemporary Scottish landscape painter Libby Scott’s artist talk during exhibition at Birch Tree Gallery in Edinburgh.
Marna Lunt does applique the way Picasso worked with paint. She has a joyous feel for embroidery, likes making lines higgledy-piggledy (what a lovely, freeing word that is) – and she does workshops. Watch her at work in this video: Inspiring others I first came across her work today, via @Hippystitch, who attended oneContinue reading “Embroidery, #threaduary & light: Marna Lunt”
A demonstration of drawing a landscape with coloured pencils, from a photograph. Tutor is Nina Weiss.
Many people say “I can’t draw a straight line” – this is a great starting point, because there are very few in nature (except the horizon). Have you tried the freedom of collage? Watch Rebecca Maloney collage a landscape, from a few lightly pencilled guide marks, using coloured paper from magazines. And yes, she makes itContinue reading ““I can’t draw a straight line””
If you prefer your Christmas trees left in nature, unchopped, au naturelle – then an alternative for December decoration is to buy yourself a print from Sandra Jordan Photography. The print featured is “Winter Forest #1”. And, encouragingly, that number would lead you to assume that there are other photographs in a similar vein. AndContinue reading “Winter Photography: Alternative Christmas Tree”
I like the way this guy approaches what he does – takes a photo then collages pieces of magazine to recreate the photo: large. Giles Davies began doing collage after a career working as a graphic artist and in publishing – he made some pictures for a small group exhibition and found that they soldContinue reading “Collage! Photography, bit by bit”
Two days ago, I went to Little Sparta, Scottish home of poet Ian Hamilton Finlay – whose garden contains words set in stone, playful and very often anti-war symbols – a place of imagination with 300 word/art works. “The garden functions as a political statement…. it suggests that as it is possible to transform thisContinue reading “Poetry Pilgrimage: Little Sparta”