Some paintings have figures and action which goes beyond staffage, and provides narrative, meaning, or puzzles.
Two painters whose visions were particularly clearly articulated, and contrasting: Caspar David Friedrich and Samuel Palmer.
Two current cases show how messy copyright can become: it is not a Happy Birthday for Harry Potter.
Eleven round size 12 watercolour brushes under test, ranging in cost from less than £5 to over £150. Which is best value?
Not all sable brushes are created equal, how some are slow starters, and new results for flat or ‘One Stroke’ brushes.
No matter how old and jaded you get, you can always appreciate the breath-taking view from the top of a hill, as the earth sweeps out in myriad details, as far as the distant horizon.
Careful choice of brush can deliver better value for money. We cannot all afford to part with £100 for each size 12 brush that we want, but there are some excellent alternatives which cost much less.
It had never occurred to me that my solution to discovering how much paint is delivered by watercolour brushes was also an essential tool for your local dope pedlar.
I decided that any method based on painting a wash out would be too erratic, and not give reproducible results.
Sophisticated colour artwork alone does not make a comic great, just as the many millions spent on recent movies cannot make them as great as Dreyer’s masterpieces.