Blog: The Reluctant Painter


Act 18: My Studio…..My Home…..My Hub…….

My Studio.....My Home.....My Hub....... Winter is the time for comfort,for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and a talk beside the fire. It is the time for home.... My hiatus is weeks over now but boy! oh boy! did I enjoy the total disconnect.It...

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Act 17: Autumn’s Progress

“Autumn’s Progress" Inspiration exists , but it's got to find you working! Pablo Picasso Today is the first day I've put a Sweater on.The studio was a little chilly on this morning the 1st October .The boob sweat has well and truly gone and the Autumn air is crispand...

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Act 16: “Summers End”

“Summers End” "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the Fall" F. Scott FitzgeraldSo my hiatus from this blog is over.I have had a restful summer. I have been busy with the business of living.I have travelled long and short distances and experienced amazing...

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Act 15: Reverie

'Reverie' A state of being pleasantly lost in one's own thoughts....A Daydream! So I've been pretty quiet on my social media channels over the last couple of weeks.The 'House' event in the RDS is fast approaching and productivity in the Studio has been at an all time...

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Act 14: Where’s My Head At

“Where’s My Head At” Put your head up, he said.For you are a lion. Don't forget that and neither will the sheep...-Atticus So I'm a creative.I make Paintings, lots of them. I have a lot of works in progress on the go in the Studio. It's how I work.I have three large...

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Act 13: Waiting to Exhale

“Waiting to Exhale” 'Life has a way of testing a persons will,either by having nothing happen at allor by having everything happen at once'.- Paula Coelho If your'e anything like myself you most likely have a Love/Hate relationship with social-media.You go on just for...

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Act 12: Hey Babe! What’s your name…

Hey Babe! What’s your name... Art is not what you see, but what you make others see... Edgar Degas So What's in a name....Well the name of the Painting above is pretty self explanatory. Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss".The painting depicts a couple embracing, well he's...

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Act 11: Oh Mona!

Oh Mona! Art is our own true global language. It knows no Nation,It favours no Race,and it acknowledges no Class.It speaks to our need to reveal, heal and transform. It transends our ordinary livesand lets us imagine what is possible...Richard KamlerIf you had a...

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Act 10: Running out of Sweetness

Running out of Sweetness Eat a live Frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happento you the rest of the day...Mark TwainYeh,I think I'll pass on that one....I'm delighted to say this is my tenth blog .I havent missed a week since I started it and even...

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Act 9: Go On Get Creative

"Go On Get Creative" Stay loyal to your Creativity because its a gift... -Pharrell Sometimes I'm not so great with words, in conversation I mean , words can sometimes fail me and I find it difficult to expressa feeling in the moment when its most needed. That's kinda...

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Act 8: So……What Makes A Great Painting

So......What Makes A Great Painting The Art is nothing without the Gift,but the Gift is nothing without the Work...emile zola When Pablo Picasso was a mere fourteen years old,he visited the Prado Museum in Madrid andstood in front of this Painting by the famous...

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Act 7: Life Gets In Between

Life Gets In Between "It's not what you do, It's how you do it. It's not what you see, It's how you look at it.Its not how your Life is, It's how you Live it". I've always loved that line from 'Pulp Fiction'......"Oh! I'm sorry, did I break your Concentration". Samuel...

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Act 6: Getting My Groove On

Getting My Groove On 'You will never always be Motivated,so you must learn to be Disciplined'. Getting a routine going and sticking to it can be more important than having a lot of time and no Plan.My Hubby has always been a man with a Plan.He knows when he wakes each...

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Act 5: Fifty Years In The Making

Fifty Years In The Making So tell me ,what is it you plan to dowith your one wild andprecious Life....Mary Oliver. So at what age do you think we as humans hit our stride.Can we even put an age on it.I really don't think we can.If we take a look back at Art History...

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Act 4: Courage Doesn’t Always Roar!​

Courage doesn’t always Roar! 'Sometimes Courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying.... I will try again tomorrow'. It is the courage to continue that counts..... This week exactly one year ago I gave up my Day job. It certainly wasn't an overnight...

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Act 3: Let’s Pull Up A Chair

Let's Pull Up A Chair​ 'The main thing is to be Moved,to Love to Hope, to Tremble to Live. Auguste Rodin. I became an Artist because of my love of Art in all it's forms and even though I'm a Figurative painter, my Love for Abstract Art goes way back.However I'm not...

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Act 2: Paint-Stained Hands

Paint-Stained Hands Aldous Huxley once wrote.... The Secret of Genius is to carry the Spirit of the Child into old age, which means, Never losing your Enthusiasm. I love the practice of Painting at every stage, from blank canvas to the finished painting and everything...

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Act 1: Back To The Studio

Back to The Studio, New Feels, New Chances, Same Dreams In the Universe there are things that are Known and things that are Unknown, and in between there are Doors..... I know that I'm a Mother and I'm an Artist. I show up everyday to the Studio and do the Work Its my...

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