Category Archives: Inspiration

From the Duchess Wood to Hidden Gardens

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After a day when, painting-wise, nothing seems to have gone right I decided to look at some articles from art magazines that I keep for inspiration. One in particular, about the work of Kurt Jackson, reminded me of exercises for … Continue reading

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The artistic merits of orange juice…

Am I working too hard on OCA revision? The other day, while having lunch, my friend ordered a glass of orange juice. I was particularly taken with the slice of orange in her drink- an abstract from natural forms, perhaps? … Continue reading

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A visit to Dumbarton Castle

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As part of my research into Dumbarton Rock for Assignment 5, I spent some time visiting the castle. If you haven’t been it’s well worth going and, in the meantime, here are some photos taken on a rare sunny afternoon. … Continue reading

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Bricks, doors and tiles…DIY inspiration

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The latest module in the course is about personal development and the chance to experiment with colours, abstraction and texture. A weekend in London afforded the chance to visit a number of exhibitions and galleries. Unseasonably hot weather also provided … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Warhol and a fat black cat

Today, facing a deadline, I found in my Inbox an email from a blog that I follow, the Fat Black Cat Journal. If you’re feeling a bit demotivated check it out. The post is a quote from Andy Warhol that … Continue reading

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