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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.

 

 

  • A Bit about mending broken paintings
    Recently in the news there was a write-up about a person accidentally damaging a Picasso painting, the lady who remains.....click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 19 March 2010
  • Kids Art Work, did someone keep hold of yours for you?
    I have quite a few pieces of both my daughter’s artwork around the house, it brings back many happy memories of days painting or drawing together an....click on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 18 March 2010
  • Glass paints and how to use them
    I have had a play with glass painting in the past, doing my own hand-painted Boozehag wine glasses and so on. I've even used the glass paint in...click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 17 March 2010
  • What about trademarks, how are they different to copyright?
    Some artists do not understand the difference between a trademark and copyright so I thought I should explain it further. Please check out my post on copyright if you want to know more about that side of things!
    Basically a trademark is something often referred to as a...click on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 16 March 2010
  • Round Paintings.....why are they suddenly popular?
    I’ve noticed a trend in more round paintings these days, the last group exhibition I went to had four different artists work on round canvas’s with each one being quite impressive in how they artist’s worked the shape of the canvas into the theme of the artwork.

    It wasn’t that long ago that round canvases were hard to come by; needing specialist framing for the stretched canvases or.....click on image for more
    Posted: Monday 15 March 2010
  • Yin Yang, so what is it?
    Balance or harmony, call it what you might but to me Yin yang means black vs. white, day vs. night, good vs. evil and so on…... I have a tattoo that includes it because I see it as an essential part of my life to have that necessary balance between the two forces and I designed my tattoo to speak of things that are important to me.



    So what is Yin Yang? It comes from Chinese culture and represents the two opposite principles in nature. Yin......click on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 14 March 2010
  • A little information about the colour Green
    What does green mean to you? To me it has many connotations, it can mean life and renewal, as in spring growth, or how about being green, where you look after the environment which ...click on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 13 March 2010
  • An Apple a day.......
    Art has always been in my blood and when asked to explain why I do it, I can only explain it as being similar to the ‘need’ of all of us to breathe….artists ‘need’ to paint, they’re more relaxed and...click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 12 March 2010
  • Prints, Giclees and other numbers stufff
    Limited Edition is where there is an edition of art work prints that are restricted to a specific number of copies. These are usually inscribed with the author's signature and a sequence number, such as copy #2/100 copies which means ...click on image for more
    Posted: Friday 12 March 2010
  • Lets PAUSE a moment.....Whats the story with doing commissioned artworks?
    Some artists do it, some don’t. Some like it while others loathe it. It’s a double edged sword that can work well for some artists or not so well for others but if you want to make money from your art there are sometimes things you may need to...click on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 10 March 2010

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