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.



  • A bit about Web Logs
    Well I obviously know a bit about weblogs because I write one but I’m no expert For me this is a way to work on my fledgling writing skills as one day I ...
    Posted: Monday 10 May 2010
  • Post Exhibition Blues
    Post Exhibition Blues

    Got you there, Im fortunate enough to not suffer such things, as I like to look on the bright side of life as much as possible, it also helps to not have unrealistic expectations on image for more
    Posted: Sunday 9 May 2010
  • The Art of Spiderwebs
    There’s something special about foggy frosty mornings, some people hate them but I myself, well I really like them a lot. The air of mystery and suspense that’s....
    Posted: Saturday 8 May 2010
  • 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 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 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 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 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 on image for more
    Posted: Saturday 1 May 2010

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