Friday, February 29, 2008

Comments Problem

Sorry to have to put the comments moderator on but I have some silly "B..s" leaving stuff.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Chris, Miles & ARC

Chris Miller is “on about” the ARC again. I am very glad for the ARC it is essential. The submissions to the competition of 2007 are perhaps not up to some of the best of the past years. Miles has done a noble job in his critique. I am less enthusiastic but he has made some very good points;
· Judging by photo?
As Miles says; “you can do wonders with Photoshop”. And cunning lighting
· Need to be a little bit prettier (please read in context)
In an oil painting you can include eyes with colour, eyelashes and a twinkle, this is difficult in a bronze or marble. “Pretty” is difficult in sculpture without eyelashes and a twinkle, but not impossible!
There is a little bit of chocolate box stuff there which is always the danger with realist art, but my biggest disappointment is in subject matter.
Now please do not think that I am doing a Hockney here on today’s “Masters” because I am not. Photoshop and cunning lighting must however be taken into account and all works at this level should be judged in the flesh.
I do not necessarily agree with all of Miles’ opinions, but I want to recommend you to visit both and make up your own mind.
Chris’ opinions are always worth a read too, but do not agree with him at your peril! (This time, in the main, I agree with him!)
A disappointing year, 2007.

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Gang of Four

Nothing to do with the Lib-Dems!
I was delighted to have a early morning visitor and thought I would take a photo of him for the website. I was surprised to discover he had three friends with him. Pheasants are not native to our islands but are a very common sight, four cocks together in late February is not so common here!

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Sculpture History Tour

Thank you Dianne Durante for telling us about this History of Sculptur Tour here;


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Henry Holiday

It’s wonderful to see Gilbert Holiday’s father has made it to that French Site.

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

My Sculpture Website

My website at Artituk is down for the moment so please bear with me for a few days. There are plenty of pictures to upload, I just need a day or two to sort it all out.

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