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Unfinished work?

The Le Nain Brothers, Three Men and a Boy, c.1647-8, oil on canvas, 54.1 x 64.5cm. National Gallery, London. Very little is known about the French Le Nain brothers,  Antoine, Louis and Mathieu, other than that they shared a studio … Continue reading

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Creative Types

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October 6, 2014

 ‘Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be not concept of humanity.’ – Hermann Hesse

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Today’s soundtrack is Siouxsie and the Banshees.  The one thing that lifts me out of just about anything is whacking on my music in my studio space, where time is forgotten about.  I could hide with my music for days on end, … Continue reading

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After the Masters

  Jumping off from yesterday’s post, I have uploaded a pretty terrible photo of a section of a postcard of an eighteenth-century Dutch floral painting by Jan van OS, held in the Art Gallery of South Australia collection.  It’s taped … Continue reading

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Economy of means

 Feliks Topolski, Air Attack (from Three Continents).  Image Credit: Feliks Topolski, Fourteen Letters, Faber and Faber Limited, London, 1988. No pagination A couple of days ago, blog Pays Connu posted on a series of drawings which formed part of a learning/teaching exercise in figure … Continue reading

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Assignment One

After a hiatus of about ten years, I decided to start writing a diary again on my 39th birthday.  The idea of this was to find a place to settle with my own thoughts, even if just for a moment. … Continue reading

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