Photo Editing – Rotate, Crop and Resize

One of the things that I have learnt since becoming involved with the aAc website is the difficulty many artists have in submitting images of a suitable size and format for uploading to websites. On a personal level I have always used Photoshop, which is invaluable for printing purposes, but is a bit heavyweight for … Read morePhoto Editing – Rotate, Crop and Resize

Winsor & Newton Liquin Mediums

For the aAc Summer Exhibition, and Old and New, I thought that I might revert to oils, something I haven’t used for several years. I decided on a theme for the exhibitions and proceeded to work on four seperate canvases. All was going well until I started to move things around, which I do a lot, and adding in details. Smeared paint, paint on heel of hand and shirt cuffs, despite using a support, and shortage of time. I realised I needed to speed up the drying time. So a Google search led me to Liquin.

Having taken delivery yesterday then came the realisation that I had no idea how to actually use it. Being male I don’t RTFM however I did notice that my wife went to YouTube everytime she needed to know how to do something, she has just started doing mosaics. So next step was a search on Google for “liquin YouTube” and voila I had the answer.

Today I have been making adjustments and adding details to my paintings confident that they will be completed, and dry, by the start of the exhibitions.

GoGoHares

Are you an artist and you want the chance of creating a Hare sculpture?

Being involved in this project means that if you are successful and are picked to complete a Hare, then you will be involved in probably the largest tourism destination event in 2018, giving you great exposure, as well as it being a very rewarding project knowing you are helping a charity make money for their funds. All the Hares from the City trail go to auction on 11th October.

Pablo Picasso Goat’s Skull, Bottle and Candle 1952

Goat's Skull, Bottle and Candle 1952 Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Purchased 1957 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00145
Goat’s Skull, Bottle and Candle 1952 Pablo Picasso 1881-1973 Purchased 1957 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/T00145

Goat’s Skull, Candle and Bottle is one of a series of works inspired by the theme of war and in particular the execution of a Greek Communist hero and resistance fighter. It is painted in oil on canvas, in agrisaille palette, worked in Picasso’s so-called stained glass manner, whereby every form is enclosed in a dark outline. The simplicity of the tonal range belies Picasso’s conscious choice of three different white pigments to achieve the many textural effects deployed within the image.

Annette King is a Modern and Contemporary Paintings Conservator at Tate. She is currently carrying out research into the Picabia works in the Tate collection and contributing to a research project on Tate’s Surrealist paintings.

Katie Sollohub and Her Residency at Turner’s House

Katie Sollohub is a Sussex based artist who is interested in documenting and recording the places she lives and works in through drawings, paintings, performance, photography and poetry. In 2014 she was awarded a Arts Council England grant to fund her year long residence at JMW Turner’s House in Twickenham, which is soon to be … Read moreKatie Sollohub and Her Residency at Turner’s House