ART Advice and all that jazz so lets get creating!

        reCOLLettetions is a blog about anything art related but also a little bit of me as a creator. 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.



  • How Long should it take to finish a painting?
    This is such a personal thing and can be summed up in “How long is a piece of string” its pretty much impossible to put a time on such things. Like the Mainland ad, all good things take on image for more
    Posted: Monday 1 March 2010
  • Lets talk about the colour Blue
    Blue, one of the three primary colours would have to be one of my least favourite although a lot of people see it as a special colour and it is much admired. It has connotations on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 28 February 2010
  • What exactly is Retro?
    Retro is a term used to describe culturally outdated or aged trends, modes, or fashions, from the overall post-modern past, but have since that time become functional or in fashion once again. The use on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 27 February 2010
  • Hairdressing is an Art too
    In the world of fashion, hairdressing developed as an art during the middle Ages, when an appropriate coiffure became as important on image for more
    Posted: Friday 26 February 2010
  • Kiwi Art Awards and other useful sites
    Art Awards open to New Zealand Artists

    • Adam Portraiture Award - The Adam Foundation sponsors on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 25 February 2010
  • So you want to know about Artists in Residence programs...well
    What Is an Artist-in-Residence? Well the specifics vary from program to program, but basically an artist-in-residence usually means you're given somewhere to live, some to money to live on, and a studio to work in for a set period on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 24 February 2010
  • Murphy's Law and Art
    This commonly expressed sentiment means "If anything can go wrong, it will." Many problems, failures, and annoyances are attributed to Murphy's Law, but most people do not on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 23 February 2010
  • How to use Gold leaf
    Gold or silver leaf isn’t just for gilding things like mirrors, you can use it in your paintings too, just check out Gustav Klimt’s work where he used on image for more
    Posted: Monday 22 February 2010
  • How to use Crackle Effect in your painting
    Crackle painting

    Artists who work in texture usually want to know about the crackle effect if they don’t already know how.
    Crackle painting is a faux painting technique that on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 21 February 2010
  • That Old Blank Canvas syndrome
    What do you do when you see a blank canvas? Do you freeze up or instantly start working on it? Many artists find on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 20 February 2010

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