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reCOLLETTEtions

   ART Advice, Upcycle, Revamp, Recreate, lets just get creating!!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about anything art related but also making things, recycling, up-cycling, recreating, whatever you want to call it. There is advice on how do just about anything with art, including how to deal with galleries, creating bread & butter lines, blank canvas syndrome and much much more.

I am a practising artist with many years of experience both in a practical hands on and teaching aspect, having worked with many artists helping them learn business skills from an artists perspective.

 

 

  • Protecting your clothes from art stuff
    Back in the olden days artists had lovely big baggy smock type outfits to go with their berets, it was some sort of artist’s uniform but it was also for....
    Posted: Friday 7 May 2010
  • The colour Silver
    Silver is a metallic shade that resembles gray, the visual sensation usually associated with the metal silver is its metallic shine. This cannot be.....click on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 6 May 2010
  • Painting a straight line
    Years ago I did some training in ticket-writing; an art that is quickly disappearing due to computer generated signage that is quicker and tidier and can be reproduced in multiplies by the click of a button. Because of the repetitive nature of.....
    Posted: Wednesday 5 May 2010
  • Scratchboarding, what is it?
    I received an email recently advertising the materials for a technique called scratch-boarding. I had never heard of it before but was fascinated by the accompanying images and thought, hey I might.....click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 4 May 2010
  • Antiquing, or simulating the aging of your art using paint effects
    This sort of post should really contain step by step images but I’m going to ask you to try and visualise the techniques as you will come up with variations that will......click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 3 May 2010
  • Salvador Dali, only the best surrealist artist I'd ever want to know!
    Born on May 11th 1904, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Dali as we know him was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter, whose work is ....click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 2 May 2010
  • Trompe-L’oeil
    Trompe-L’oeil is an art technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the....click on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 1 May 2010
  • Decoupage another art technique
    Decoupage is the art of decorating objects, art or furniture by gluing coloured paper cut-outs onto them along with special paint effects, the addition of gold leaf and other mixed...click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 30 April 2010
  • A bit about Coffee and Latte Art
    Coffee is a beverage that I adore; in fact you can almost guarantee that when I am writing these posts, I will have a ...click on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 29 April 2010
  • Oriental  Painting
    For centuries oriental painting has fascinated westerners for its unique qualities and style. The simplicity and controlled elegance are key features to this style of art. The earliest paintings were not representational but actually more ornamental; they consisted of intricate.... click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 28 April 2010

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