I went to see an exhibition by Barbara von Seida at the Carlton Gallery (part of The Arts Junction) in Katikati yesterday. As soon as I walked in, I said, “these are my kind of paintings”—heavily abstracted landscapes with beautiful colour and atmosphere. The only thing I didn’t like was that many of the paintingsContinue reading “Barbara von Seida’s “Follow Me” exhibition”
Conversations about art and faith can often (understandably) be quite metaphorical and abstract, and sometimes this frustrates me. So, I really appreciate Marlita Hill’s podcast, The Kingdom Art Life, which gives a solid biblical and theological grounding to the discussion, and is highly practical. Marlita is a great communicator—quiet, clear, insightful, and funny—and, as aContinue reading “The Kingdom Art Life”
I’m enjoying a tonne of different styles and subject matter at the moment, but I’ve noticed there are a few (general) things I consistently gravitate to: Abstracted landscapes Landscapes with dark, dramatic skies Still lifes of flowers A painterly style
Another fantastically informative Q&A with Gamblin. I was excited to hear about their 1980, student-grade range of paints. Might speed my entry into oils.
This nearly brought me to tears today. Maybe because I’ve got two young daughters, but also because of the way Sargent has captured the light inside the lanterns and on the girls’ faces. It’s an absolutely magical scene.