Why Destiny and Love? This blog post is a continuation on exploring my next series of art works around the themes of Destiny and Love.  The initial idea for these works stemmed from my last trip to St Petersburg, where (apart from my own exhibition of works which are still there- being taken to another gallery soon :) ) I was asked to paint about my ...

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In this post, I'll explain the Steps of an Artist's creative process by exploring the background to this painting, as well as explain how and why this new series of art works has been inspired.  The style of this painting is abstract impressionism, and I think that this post will give some insight to you, about this approach to painting- it's more than ...

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If you remember about a month or so ago I was experimenting with some new lustres and techniques for roses on porcelain. Here are a few of the techniques I enjoyed from this experiment:   So, I designed a series of plates with the roses (drawing click here), the roses are all studies from my garden, I was going to exhibit t ...

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Finally I've finished the paste work for this roses piece, which is part of my exhibition in St Petersburg soon.  I tried a variety of approaches on test plates first for the look I wanted to achieve with the paste work.  Remembering that I wanted this piece to reflect a contemporary impression of rococo roses from Catherine's Palace....opulent gold and ...

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Change of plans...I was going to do one large rose, as shown in the photo in this morning's post...but now that I've had time to think about the techniques and application I was going to do on the single large rose. I think that the design and styling will be contrived and not 'alive.'  So, I have decided to create a series of 4 plates which incorporate ...

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