Haiku (俳句) #7: A bruising encounter

She was a stepper I was a clodhopper Her toes escaped little The theme of this Haiku uses the Word of The Day that appears on The Free Dictionary. It helps me to explore the poetic nature of words. It also helps with spontaneity. Find out about the word: ‘stepper’ on The Free Dictionary

Haiku (俳句) #6: Wherefore, father?

Wherefore did you go …and leave me, a poor , poor boy lost in my troubles? The theme of this Haiku uses the Word of The Day that appears on The Free Dictionary. It helps me to explore the poetic nature of words. It also helps with spontaneity. Find out about the word: ‘wherefore’ onContinue reading “Haiku (俳句) #6: Wherefore, father?”

Lesson #10: Joining the Glasgow School

Today I’m working in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Apparently, it’s not called copying. It’s more about picking up his palette, his mood and his peculiarities. Teacher shows us one of his watercolours… it’s a well-crafted scene of a sleepy town in an Adriatic clime. Lots of terracotta tiled roofs and shutters merging overContinue reading “Lesson #10: Joining the Glasgow School”

Lesson #9: Getting Plastered

I’ve come prepared with my SnappySnap photo. It’s a landscape picture showing a cluster of silver-birch trees that I came across in Mote Park. Today I give it the Fauvism treatment. Remember Eddy… let go. Don’t paint what you see… paint what it makes you feel. The good thing about my own feelings is thatContinue reading “Lesson #9: Getting Plastered”

Lesson #8 – Foiled again…and again

It’s acrylics today… and I’ve come prepared. Eight stout tubes ready to be squeezed. One thing you discover on the journey to becoming an artist is how to open the tube. After some time of fruitless endeavours, you realise that hidden underneath that pristine plastic cap is a troublesome silver foil. It’s been put thereContinue reading “Lesson #8 – Foiled again…and again”