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.



  • Why do we use easels for painting?
    For an artist working vertically at an easel creates a more accurate finish to the painting you are working on in that you are working in the same plane as what the painting will finally be hung. It reduces the risk of spilling anything on it, and helps prevent on image for more
    Posted: Friday 29 January 2010
  • Tips on overcoming artist's block
    When I get artist’s block, I put my brushes down and do something entirely different for a while. Taking the focus off my art takes away the stress even on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 28 January 2010 , 1 Comments
  • Lets talk about the colour pink!
    The ‘pretty’ colour, that all things cutsie are made of...... artist Gioia Fonda created a conceptual piece in the form of a week long holiday called pink week........Bubblegum Pink is an installation by the artist duo Bigert & Bergstrom which "confronted you the on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 27 January 2010
  • Explaining the different types of Paint for Artists
    I’ve been painting for most of my life, and have tried most paint mediums at some stage. The first real paint I got my hands on was water-colour, due to the artist next door giving me my own set and teaching me how to use them. My first painting I sold was a water-colour but I really wanted to work with oils as I admired the luminosity and texture the medium achieved. The working time on image for more
    Posted: Tuesday 26 January 2010
  • List of some of the most famous paintings in the World
    Some of the most famous paintings in the world have been made by the greatest painters of all times. I acknowledge their mastery and skill and admire all these works, from the Mona Lisa to the melting clocks of on image for more
    Posted: Monday 25 January 2010
  • My Thoughts on the most Famous Painting in the World
    Mona Lisa

    I really like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa painting. I don’t buy into the secret smile stuff though, in fact I cant even see what the fuss is about, so why you ask, do I like it so on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 24 January 2010
  • Vanity Galleries, Art Fairs and Vanity Publications
    Along with many other artists I know, I get emails by the dozen from both vanity galleries and book publishers wanting to exhibit or publish my work. Most of these vanity galleries and on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 23 January 2010
  • Artists always ask me how to price their artwork here's how...
    Some artists have a clear idea of what price they want for their work, some are realistic, some are insanely greedy and the rest end up under price their artwork so badly they are never able to rise above it on image for more
    Posted: Friday 22 January 2010 , 1 Comments
  • So what are Hong Kong Horrors?
    I found this article on the net yesterday and have to admit I was highly surprised that it’s still going on, all this ripping off of innocent people, and in my own city at on image for more
    Posted: Thursday 21 January 2010
  • Lets talk about the colour Teal
    Teal is a medium blue green colour, although it is usually more blue than green. Often called Teal, ultramarine, blue-green, aqua or aquamarine it is one of those in-between colours that can get lost in translation; ask any artist what they consider is Teal and you will get different answers, just like when you ask them about what they think constitutes on image for more
    Posted: Wednesday 20 January 2010

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