Just playing

I haven’t picked up my brushes in a while—I’ve been feeling a bit unmotivated and intimidated. So, I decided to get out my paints and just play. Play is underrated, I think.

Art school

Art classes: weeks 8 and 9

This Wednesday just been (1 April) was our final Beginning to Draw & Paint class at Browne. It was meant to be on abstraction, but because we’d moved to Zoom and it would’ve been tricky to teach by video, Matthew decided to continue with the previous week’s subject of transcription and analysis.


Coupla links: colour and blocking in

The latest episode of the Learn to Paint podcast with Mark Eanes was a great lesson on colour.

Although I’m still struggling with this, I found this article from Seattle Artist League on blocking in helpful. Some good example images.

Art school

Art classes: week 5

My messy, colourful table at Browne

It’s taking me longer and longer to post these because the exercises I’m working on between classes are taking longer.

Last Wednesday, we finally got to work with paint. This is what I’d been waiting for.


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. 🙂