May 2016 Blog Posts (3)

Love the Freedom of the SWAP Group

I love the freedom of the SWAP group! I'm a very free form artist. I like things messy! I do like a few guidelines, like size of the page and a theme, but that's it! I'm a collage artist. I let the the pictures and words lead me into a piece. I work from vintage magazines, and I spend a lot of time paging through, until the images speak to me. 

Added by Bonniediva on May 29, 2016 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Spur of the moment

Late at night ,doors open to the garden and listening for the first time to a  musical recommendation of a friend. I am painting a sea picture,again,always!!.  All is going well and for a moment i am too absorbed in the act and reach out for a tube of Prussian Blue, the heat of the day has made the paint more fluid than normal and as i squeeze gently onto the canvas it all goes wrong. In slow motion a dollop of BLACK paint spurts out and i freeze. Lucky for me i am in slow motion so time is…


Added by stephen mason on May 17, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Here i go again

i am waiting to begin,counting time, stretching. Trying to make something of nothing is tiring,extracting an image from the completeness of now brings as much pleasure as pain . The pleasure is the discovery of concept,a pattern ,a mix of colour, a shape forming into something totally different and keeping up as it does so. I paint in a rush, i move through the brush and spread myself on the canvas, every time a whole person opened up leaving a little behind each time i close a…


Added by stephen mason on May 4, 2016 at 10:04pm — No Comments

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