One simple trick to make better paintings

One simple trick to make better paintings

  Let me preface this with a caveat – I endeavour not to use qualitative statements about art. No ‘good’, ‘bad’, and therefore also no ‘better’ or ‘worse’. Value judgements are both arbitrary and not helpful,...
16 ways to make a painting more abstract

16 ways to make a painting more abstract

  One of the most popular questions I hear from artists is ‘how can I make a painting more abstract?’ So many of us come from a background that told us ‘good art = realistic art”, and it can be hard to break away from that into something more...
Using old art to inspire new art

Using old art to inspire new art

If you’re in a bit of a painting rut, one very effective way to inspire yourself is with your own art. Most of us have, er, one or two previously made paintings and drawings stashed away, and using them as inspiration is a strong argument for keeping what you...
How to make art in a small space

How to make art in a small space

“You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.”  Joseph...

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