A Painting A Day – An Experiment

The Experiment Recently (May 2017) I have started  “A painting A Day”. The reason for my starting a painting each day was because I always felt I should be practising and sketching  and I don’t like sketching, I like painting. I like a paint brush in my hand not a pencil. However everyday I felt I should be doing something if I wanted to be an artist and then tended not to do anything. Added to the fact that I couldn’t justify a full scale painting, time, money, would it sell, it had to be a masterpiece, what style etc. a million excuses, and if I did start I would usually put it off until the last minute. I needed motivation and not just for the odd exhibition. It was whilst looking for a way of speeding up the drying of oil paintings that I came across a YouTube site by Lenya...Read More

America after the Fall

Tim Marlow introduces Grant Wood, the artist whose portrayals of small-town life in America include one of the most recognisable artworks of all time – American Gothic.

Kim Adele Fuller new paintings on display now – an Exhibition of 10 Artists work at Edwin Budding Gallery, Heritage Centre, Hassocks

http://aoh.org.uk/house/the-edwin-budding-gallery/ I am exhibiting some new paintings in this exhibition all through May along with 9 other artists. 3 of these are adurArtcollective members Rachael Swift Stone sculpture Chris Dawson 3d Paintings Angela Edwards Contemporary Fine Art Paintings All details in the link above. Open everyday 10 to 4pm

‘Catching the Eye’

Paintings by Andrew G. Forrest and Michael Windross In the Crypt Gallery, Seaford, 3 -11 June Two ex-choristers of St Paul’s Cathedral get together for a joint exhibition, sixty years on. In their differing syles and contrasting palettes, they will be showing landscapes, marinescapes, cityscapes, and more, from England, the Continent, and beyond. Both have had long careers in education, but Andrew (BA Sussex, MA London) has always been a practising artist – chiefly in acrylics and watercolours – and he has exhibited widely in East Sussex. He is resident art tutor at Atelier Lérignac, SW France and he chairs the society of Eastbourne Artists. Mike (MA Cambridge, PhD Louvain) only returned to painting (watercolours) when he retired from academia. He had his first one-man-show in Barrea (Ital...Read More

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 s...Read More

Great Powertex Mixed media demo in Shoreham.

Kore Sage gave a great demonstration yesterday at Huntington hall of the amazingly versatile products in the Powertex range. She showed us 3d possibilities for sculpture and 2d and 3d Stone art texture for canvases and lots more. I loved the Bister walnut inks and pigments especially. I can't wait to get some and have a go. Very inspirational . Thank you Kore i hope you can do some workshops for us later in the year. For more info see www.powertex.co.uk and

Using Powertex to create mixed media artwork

Mixed Media with Powertex Powertex was developed as a liquid fabric hardener but can be used to create mixed media work including paintings, sculpture and jewellery. Wet Powertex can be sprayed or painted with bister (walnut ink) sprays and heated to form crackle effects. Stone effect combines the adhesion of the Powertex medium with Stone Art paper particles to build up convincing textures. Once poured, the window for use is about 1 hour, giving lots of time to manipulate fabric or collage. In a couple of hours it’s touch dry for spraying, painting, or varnishing. In a week, Powertex is fully hardened and in 3 weeks is weatherproof. The medium has changed my work and I’m exploring new techniques and experimenting with new materials. There will be Powertex demonstrations on Sat...Read More

New Exhibition @Skyway gallery, Shoreham

DRAWN TOGETHER is a group of artists whose engagement with line, 
texture and composition has inspired their work. The threads of this came 
together whilst working creatively and experimentally at the Seawhite Studios. Although they have all previously exhibited separately, the commonality of their approach led to an 
exhibition at the R.K. Burt Gallery in London last year. Their subjects are diverse, from large to small, abstract to literal, concrete to fanciful and from the imagined to the imaginative. Enjoying this experience, the synergy of this group has created an exciting platform to exhibit DRAWN TOGETHER, “Works on Paper” at The Skyway Gallery Shoreham.  Artists: Liz Hammond Shelagh Wilson Gill Bouch Angela Southon Jill Norton Libby Goddard Jo Mason Liz Hobden    

Material Matters: A Profile of Neil Wilkinson

I met Adur Art Collective member Neil Wilkinson at the Creative Buzz at West Street Loft. A Shoreham-based sculptor, he has exhibited across East and West Sussex. 2016 has been a busy year for him, with shows at Brighton Open Houses, the Adur Art Trail and the Arundel Gallery Trail. We had a brief chat and I wanted to find out more about him. I’m always interested to see what other artists are doing, where and how they work, so I wangled an invitation to Neil’s house.               After a warm welcome, Neil showed me some of the finished pieces around his house. His figurative sculptures are on an intimate scale and remind me of Rodin’s moody men and cavorting women from the Gates of Hell. Neil’s female figures are sensual, liberated and ecstatic; his male figures are angst-ridden or blan...Read More

“Celebrating Shakespeare” Shoreham Wordfest

  Tickets available at the Shoreham Gallery Shoreham Gallery are happy to be selling tickets for the fantastic “Celebrating Shakespeare” Shoreham Wordfest event held on the 20th – 23rd April. Pop in any time to browse the event listings (and the art) and purchase tickets of your choice. The programme is packed and diverse, and the theme threading through events this year is the enthralling world of Shakespeare‘s villains. It begins on the 20th April with a Shakespeare film night, showing probably the best-ever ‘Richard III’ at the wonderfuly characterful West Street Loft. On Friday 21st in the afternoon there’s a vigorous discussion, ‘Richard III Villain or Victim?’. In the evening the lively talented Wick players are at West Stree...Read More

Artistic Treasures of Ravenna

If you're looking for a holiday that's going to inspire you artistically, you can't go wrong with Ravenna. Was bowled over on my recent trip by the fifth and sixth century mosaics of its eight - yes, eight! - Unesco World Heritage sites.

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.

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