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Paintings I love: Yongsung Kim's The Hand of God

I’m not usually a fan of paintings of Jesus, but I love this one. At first, I thought Jesus was surfing (I can actually imagine him doing that!), but then I realised he was standing on the water, with his hand reaching into it. I love the composition, the colour, the light—and that Jesus’ face is obscured, because we don’t actually know what he looked like.

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José Parlá

A while back, I went to a local library to get out some art books, and this one caught my eye. When I got home and opened it, I was blown away. Probably not the kind of art I want to create, but I love it. And it was beautifully presented in the hardcover book.

Here’s a short video on José to give you an idea of what he does. I love how he sometimes jumps off his ladder to make a mark. 🙂

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Learn to Paint podcast

This podcast only started a few months ago, but it’s my favourite so far for beginners. Unlike other podcasts, where the hosts tend to waffle, Kelly gets straight to the point and asks clear, insightful questions. And the guests give clear, insightful answers. It feels very practical, and I’m scribbling down lots of notes.