The Chemistry of Art

Mixing the medium to move the paint Researching the priming, recipes learnt Testing, smearing, combining Pigments of all hues, suspended particles In linseed oil spread, oxidising The graphite, lead mark absorbed Erased or reinforced Products historic and synthetic to test To select, to include. Include.

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The Philosophy of Art

Questioning the experience lived Within and without. Inspirations Giving voice, exploring, reasoning Editing a statement, a view Point by point, cohering or reacting Communicating, absorbing, conducting Referencing, questioning, developing, practices Making thought form. Form.

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Podcast conversation: ‘Notions of Care’

I was recently invited to take part in a conversation with fellow artists Amelia Hawk, Lady Kitt and Lucy Wright on the theme of ‘Notions of Care’. Each of us has our own unique perspective on this, and it is interesting to hear how this is reflected

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Colouring-in Competition: Bradley’s Corner

A little competition for all the family! Have a go at colouring in this composition of ‘What’s happening at Bradley’s Corner?’. Send a photo of your completed, colourful picture to me by email (contact@davidrobinsonartist.com) and I will add it to the gallery below. The best picture will

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The Physics of Art

Applying force to the ink block Adjusting the pressure on the pencil tip Analysing the return of light from the Painted stroke: translucent, sunken Matte or lustrous layers Stretching the canvas over the wooden frame Taut or flexed, surface support Dialling up the frequency of lines Rhythmic

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The Maths of Art

Learning to proportion limbs to head Head to torso Measuring angles cross-through-to-figures Calculating ratios of canvas to Composition to sketches resized Returning tax forms of income, expenses, etc Re-measuring the features sketched in The marker points of identity Costing the exhibition, framed, presented. Presented.

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Travels North

Visiting museums we make acquaintances. We are blessed with many wonderful collections of art in the UK, none more so than in the north west of England, where I travelled to visit family over Christmas last year. On the way up I called in to Manchester Art

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The Anatomy of Art

  Learning to construct a contour From the inside out Investing the practice, thinking hours Internalise the Latin Names and forms Origin to insertion points Our common, human Structure Moving us. Making us. Us.

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Discovery and Problem Solving

Painting is all about discovery and problem solving. As mentioned previously, I have a number of images (and ideas for images) that I have been developing for my hospital series over a number of months now. My current focus is on trying to resolve a painting of

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Workshop Fun

            It was a real pleasure to welcome my first group of participants to the Lino printing Workshop in February. After a brief overview of the materials and technical possibilities of lino, everyone began work on their selected designs. There was a

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