Artwork Reveal Stress

Do you know that moment when your commission is finally finished and the time has come to reveal your artwork to the client…. ? Oh dear! When you have been working on an artwork for a long time, it is very hard to be able to step back and criticise the work yourself. When youContinue reading “Artwork Reveal Stress”

5 Tips to keep up your Creativity during Lockdown.

I bet many of you are now ready for the end of the lockdown and all the Covid – problems! You’re probably ready for spring time to arrive and for a long holiday. So am I….. More than ready! With two children at home to homeschool and to give attention, there hardly is any timeContinue reading “5 Tips to keep up your Creativity during Lockdown.”

‘Grandfather’s House’ – a Commission

I want to tell you about what I learned from doing a commission last week. A friend of mine from the other side of the world, asked me if I would paint her a landscape, that lovingly reminded her of her visits to her grandfather’s house. She remembered where the willow tree stood, what theContinue reading “‘Grandfather’s House’ – a Commission”

7 Tips for when you get stuck with your Artwork!

When you’re an artist, who takes his work seriously, you know that point in time when you stare at your work and don’t know how to continue. Making an artwork means to solve visual problems, and sometimes you just don’t immediately have the solution. That is a normal thing, we’re only human. But it canContinue reading “7 Tips for when you get stuck with your Artwork!”

10 Tips to keep your Painting loose and alive!

One of the visual problems some artists have, is that they find it hard to keep their painting or drawing ‘alive’. As an artist, you want your painting to look ‘just so’, so you want to give the problem areas all your attention, time and energy. But this is a dangerous thing, because you canContinue reading “10 Tips to keep your Painting loose and alive!”