Do You Need an Artist Painting Group?

Do You Need an Artist Painting Group?

Painting is essentially a fairly solitary occupation. Not lonely at all, but mostly it’s just you, the canvas and the cat.  To save your sanity it’s a really good idea to link up with other artists to paint together as a group. Not only is an artist...
Mansfield Easter Art Show

Mansfield Easter Art Show

Starting Friday and running until Easter Monday, is the Mansfield Easter Art Show.  Curated by Without Pier Gallery, it has been running for many years but this year is the first time I have submitted a full quota of  6 paintings. Being a rural area, I tried to paint...
10 Tips to Inspire and Excite your Art

10 Tips to Inspire and Excite your Art

One of my favourite artists is Shirley Trevena.  She is a British watercolourist of immense talent and I have long admired her use of strong colours which really push the medium to its limits. I was therefore interested to read that she felt she had become bored and...
Cows

Cows

I have long had a slight obsession with cows. I know it’s strange but they are such beautiful, gentle creatures and I do love to paint them. So a recent visit to the very scenic southern coastal areas of Victoria was much anticipated.  The reason? It’s a...
Is Everyone an Artist?

Is Everyone an Artist?

If you looked at a piece of work that had been produced from videos taken on an iPhone, would you consider it art? It’s something I’ve been thinking about as an increasing amount of art is produced through social media using new digital technology. The...
Sara Paxton Artworks Time-lapse

Sara Paxton Artworks Time-lapse

I am sure all of you wonder how I paint some of my paintings? Well luckily I would love to share with you the process. This is a clip of me at work in my little studio on a painting called “Flaming Sunflowers”. I know the video editing could use some work...
Plans for 2013

Plans for 2013

With the start of a new year (2013) it’s always good to look at doing something different, new or experimental. With this in mind I thought that I would put together a series of informative articles with information that I hope will be helpful to readers....

Christmas Greetings

Firstly, a very happy Christmas to everyone.  I finally got around to producing a Christmas card this year after much wavering over whether I would do one at all.  In the end I really enjoyed painting it and felt much better about producing my own rather than buying...
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