Rigidity Creeping In

I’ve completed several presentable pieces from my daily art practice so far, but I noticed rigidity creeping in when I felt anxiety rising at the thought of completing a piece. I realised I’d unintentionally adopted…

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Neath Valley Cottage

Day four’s pen sketch is another randomer’s house. I do have a habit of photographing houses that catch my eye. Now I have no idea where this actually is aside from the fact I took…

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The Short Walks Help

Walking helps. I’ve a vague recollection that this was mentioned by Julia Cameron in one of her Artist’s Way books. I started reading the first book last year. I didn’t finish it. Maybe it’s time…

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Trying to Return

“I am distressed, almost discouraged, and fatigued to the point of feeling slightly ill. What I am doing is no good, and in spite of your confidence I am very much afraid that my efforts…

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Experimenting

I’ve been experimenting this morning. A dramatic sunset over Ystradgynlais in oils on a reasonably large canvas. Some artists specialise. They do coastal scene after coastal scene, or mountains, or forests. They get into a…

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