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  1. transcending the unconscious

    "Transcending the Unconscious"........What a load of Oblocks........

    Another procreate creation. Liking it more all the time, getting to learn more about it.

    I have recently discovered that the only way to get recognised as an artist is to give your painting a fucking stupid title that has no relevance to the content. I should really say that that applies to less talented artists like myself, as real talent usually brings it's own rewards, but if all you can do is blobs and dribs then a seriously stupid and totally meaningless title seems to work...

  2. Here is a slightly reworked version of the first procreate pic. Lightened the highlights and lightened the overall pic, and put in some darks around the base of the trees on the lefthand side.



    This is the original, spot the difference. To be honest not sure which one I like the best.


    My first serious attempt at a pic in Procreate which is a fantastic program (app for the young ones) for the ipad.






    And here is Trev's first go on Procreate, going a bit Banksy? Trev!!

  4. I have for now decided to hang up my brushes and paints for the new (for me that is) and exciting  digital art. the following pics are all examples of digital art. using my own photos and a photo manipulation software.

    I will also be posting pictures produced in a program(app in the modern idiot sorry idiom)  called Procreate on my ipad 3.


    River Welland Spalding

    Spalding railway station.

    Spalding railway station platform 2.

  5. 10x8 oils

    This is my latest attempt at a knife painting, I have the feeling that it is gradually coming together, a bit rough around the edges (literally) but overall I am happy with it. I am going to do a brush painting of this scene, which by the way is taken from a photo I took this morning(Mon 1st June 2015)..the painting was done 90%knife 5% finger and 5% brush.


    Here are the knives I use:- the  top one is a knife that is becoming very poular, because it can be used for curved edges and laying on very broken colour,

    the next one down is a detail knife and...

    the bottom one is a vintage George Rowney knife I am pretty sure it is a very rare item as I cannot find another one like it,  it has a beautiful feel to it which the modern knives do not have

  6. This is my friend Trevor's painting of his grandson Benoit, I really don't know of many (if any)artists with the skills in watercolour that Trevor has, this is obviously not finished, cant wait to see the finished article, I would also like to point out that Trev' has severe arthritis in his hands so this is an even more  laudable effort.

  7. Got to tell you about Richard Robinson, I have followed him for a number of years now and have seen his work get better and better, and he is not afraid to show you how he paint's, his video tutorials are the best around he leaves nothing out. See his site here A really nice person and becoming a great painter, who am I to say that? well although my painting skills leave a lot to be desired my knowledge of art in general is good and my visual appreciation is second to none(my opinion)

  8. "Kinife painting? "you say! Yep it sure is, Harley Crossley is the artists name, every speck of paint was put on this canvas with a knife.....'kin incredible I say.

    I have long been an admirer of knife painting and have known of Harley Crossley for about 8yrs now, unfortunately this uniquely talented man Has left us R.I.P. Harley.



    Yet another amazing knife painting, this time by Paul Rupert a Canadian artist, also sadly passed away. R.I.P.Paul.

    I am not sure I really want to take up knife painting now....

    But I am going to keep trying to improve not that I would expect to reach the skill level of the aforementioned artists.



     12x10 oils

    This is my latest attempt at a knife painting, I personally think it is a step in the right direction, certainly better than my previous attempts, got to be honest and say that this is maybe 80% knife the rest is brush and a little finger painting.

    This is not finished yet I have at least 3 lamp posts to put in. (Thank god for that said the dog looking at the pic)haha.