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Buying a painting

This is a big subject, so I am going to share my thoughts on two key aspects only. Why buy a painting? How to choose a painting? Why buy a painting? The simplest answer is because you like it, are happy to decorate your living space with it and perhaps because you want to invest in the artist that created it. Let's break these down just a little more: 1)You like it - This is an important point and could be because of the paintings: subject matter, colour, size, person or place it repre...

April 25, 2016

Getting your art out there

Get Your Art Out There! "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." Zig Ziglar This saying has stood out to me for a long time because it has a few components – all of which are important for art and life! For me these components are: 1.Get started – now 2.Get your art 'out there' in the public domain 3.Surround yourself with people who want you to win 1.Get started Everyone has dreams, it's just that the people that make them a reality – get started –...

April 24, 2016

Taking portrait photos

Taking photos for portraits When taking photos for painting portraits it is good to be mindful of these key points to make sure you capture a workable image. ·Take lots of photos so you are sure to get one you can paint from ·Pay attention to the persons expression and pose ·Be aware of the light source ·Think of the total photo composition Expression / Pose You will want to capture in your photo the essence of the person. Most people are self- conscious when having their photo taken so ask...

March 16, 2016

We are all different

Isn't it amazing that there are so many faces on the planet and essentially they are all different? Yet eyes, ears, noses, mouths are all roughly in the same place on our heads. Given that there is 6 billion of us - this is no small feat. ...

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