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Creation or Copy

I have been contemplating a question. Which is greater, an artist who creates his own image or one who copies from another? To do this I have been looking at two oil paintings in my collection. So as not to … Continue reading

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Peter Gilman and Julia Cassels

For me #PeterGilman (1928-1984) is a local artist.  He was born in Surrey and lived in Bedfordshire.  Peter specialised in marine and landscapes in oil, acrylic, and watercolour.   He loved to paint in situ outdoors enjoying the companionship between painting and nature … Continue reading

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Art Aged

I often buy pieces which are not perfect.  They have been damaged in some way.  They may have age spots or imperfections in the paper or water stains.  To others they are lessened but I try to look past the … Continue reading

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Art Favourites

I purchased a few etchings this week, one of which is one of my wife’s favourite images.  So we will begin with it. One of the best from #JFMillet.  #TheGleaners (Les Glaneuses) was painted in 1857 and depicts several women … Continue reading

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Art of Madonna and Child

Throughout history, the Madonna and Child has been a recurring if not favourite image for artists to portray.  In my small collection I have several images of the ‘Madonna and Child’.  From the unknown artist to the world renowned, many … Continue reading

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Art of a Green Land

Again this summer, my wife and I took a holiday in Northern Ireland.  The weather was wonderful and the countryside verdant and green.  The sites we visited were not all different from last year since we drove friends to places … Continue reading

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Art of the Forgotten

As I collect art, I find myself wondering how some fine artists just disappear from public knowledge.  They may be found in galleries but they are not well known.  How does one compete with Turner or Constable?  Today a few … Continue reading

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Art on the Move

The holiday season draws to a close and I and my wife have have just returned from a short break with our dear friends in Wales.  And as is my wont, I bought some art.  After loading the car and … Continue reading

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Art of Etching/Engraving

How does one make art. For most of us we might draw or paint but we would not generally consider the  art of etching or engraving. The idea of scratching lines onto a sheet of metal sounds like to much … Continue reading

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Art of Home

Having moved across the ocean from the place where I was born has not always been easy. I do not regret having done so, for I and my family have been greatly blessed but there are things I miss – … Continue reading

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