Paper Baroque Wigs & Wedding Dresses

This is not your everyday paper art. Russian artist Asya Kozina has been turning paper into high-art for years, and won renown for her impressive Mongolian wedding costumes. Kozina explains her motivation on Behance: “Historical wigs always fascinated me, especially the baroque era,” Kozina says. “this is art for art’s sake aesthetics for aesthetics — no practical sense, but they are beautiful. In this case, paper helps to highlight the main form and not to be obsessed with unnecessary details.”

Details >>

Resin Painting Tutorial

I tried my hand at some resin paintings a couple of years ago, it's a messy process and space is required. In my last house I didn't have a creative space to call my own, it was the kitchen worktops, which made life a bit tricky as I had to clear everything away by 5ish to be able to return to being mum.....Thankfully I now have my own space, a converted garage in the garden, so I'm wanting to give resin painting another go without worrying where I'm going to peel the potatoes.

Details >>

Artist Takes Different Drugs Everyday To Paint Self Portraits

OK, from the off I'm not avocating this technique, however, whilst not new, it's pretty interesting. In 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders started a project to create a new self portrait every day for the rest of his life. While this alone sounds like a crazy idea, some of the portraits are being made under the influence of various drugs.

Details >>

Kinetic Sculpture

This amazing Kinetic Sculpture is in the BMW Museum in Munich.  Silver balls are hung from the ceiling to form 3D shapes, including a car! 

Details >>

Inceptionism - Never Heard Of It?

Not everyone can put a brush to paper and get creative but nearly everyone has access to a smartphone.  Google have come up with an app called DeepDream which uses image processing, nothing new there of course but the way the software 'reads' the image and applies the process is the interesting part, far too clever for me but if you want to read more have a look at this article which explains it in more detail.

Details >>

Behind the Scenes.......New Website!

It's been a while since I last shared a blog as 'behind the scenes' the new website was taking shape.  So here it is in it's finalised glory! Not too much wrong with the old one but it was starting to look a bit tired.  Aside from an updated look, the new website has been designed to improve navigation and make it easier to find the art you are looking for.  You can follow us on the go too as it's fully browser and mobile friendly.  

Details >>

Impermanent Sand Art

Less than 2 weeks from Christmas, as Dean Martin croons "the weather outside is frightful"....hot sunny days on the beach are a distant memory.  However art on the beach by San Francisco artist Andres Amador remind me that summer will appear again.  

Details >>

Bruce Munro CD Installations

Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, is famous for its skillfully cultivated Victoria amazonica lilies. These were the catalyst behind the creation of giant waterlilies made out of CDs in 2012—a material Munro worked with extensively in the CDSea installation.

Details >>

Master Penman Jake Weidmann

I recently came across the skills of Jake Weidmann - the youngest of only 12 Master Penman in the world.  In this video he explains how he honed his craft and comments on something that a lot of artists hear - 'you make it look so easy'.  It really is a a beautiful and intense skill that he possesses.

Details >>

Intuitive Painting with Tracy Verdugo

Returned from a couple of days in Brighton on a course run by the lovely Australian artist Tracy Verdugo and feel sooo inspired to paint, lots of colour whooshing around the canvas, or as it's transpired - 3 that I now have on the go! 

Details >>