The Art of Sketching

How quickly can you paint something, giving it shape, volume, texture and colour, thus making it instantly recognizable, without getting bogged down in unnecessary fluff and the grip of perfectionism? The art of sketching is going through a major revival, thanks to the permanent appeal of the fresh, uncluttered, intuitive artwork that allows the viewer’sContinue reading “The Art of Sketching”

Sketchbook Magic

Ask watercolour artists about their favorite art supplies and you’ll get many different answers – from preferred brushes, paints and paper, to absolute must-have palettes, white pens or masking fluids. But one thing we all love and have in common, which is often not mentioned, are sketchbooks. There’s something magical about sketchbooks, like painting yourContinue reading “Sketchbook Magic”

Earth Art

Plastic may have been all the rage in the sixties (was it? ever?) and microwave & dishwasher-safe uniform mugs and dinnerware might still be the most prudent choice but I, for one, can never resist the earth art – the rustic, hand-made, hand-painted, one-of-a-kind ceramics. Australian artist Madeline King @earth_darlings stretches the boundaries and bringsContinue reading “Earth Art”

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