The cell phone photography project

How could cell phone photography help you with your painting?

Editorial: Why would a sketching and painting blog host an article about cell phone photography? And why would a graphical designer would be invited to contribute on a platform that traditional visual arts are the main focus? The answer is simple. Art, in any form, enhances creativity, ensures personal development and helps to set goals for life. As such, a more versatile approach to art, art goals, and personal challenges was considered appropriate. Read between the lines and see the analogy with your own art projects; how sketching has helped you overcome personal problems and how painting made you feel creative in times of personal struggle.

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Sun Ray, Skyscape sold

First painting sale on e – Shop

I am very happy to announce that the first painting sale has been completed successfully. The miniature skyscape has been delivered to its new owner’s home.

Within the first 10 days of operation, one painting was purchased. That fills me with excitement. You can see the new Skyscapes series on my new online shop.

The official opening of the shop will be announced in approximately two weeks, along with discount codes and other exciting news. Subscribe to the newsletter to be notified.

Freshen up, rise higher

One year of operation; time for a reconstruction

I am sure you would agree with me, that a regular refresh, re-organisation and review of progress is essential in every aspect of our lives. For anyone blogging regularly, this would make perfect sense and they could easily see the connection of the following paragraphs with their own blog.

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Challenging the storm

Part of the “Headphone Boundaries” collection

Painting description

Certainty and tranquility; the undeniable foundation that most seek and desire. Robust and solid; providing support for the next move, the one leading beyond the comfort zone line. Classical music; the clarity and structure, flowing ample through a small, personalised recital room, equips one to face the storm of the unknown.

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Spotlight

Figurative painting, exhibited at 44AD, Bath

Painting description

A severe gradation of colours and emotions, all generated behind closed eyes and  fulfillingly busy ears. Within this very safety, established in the tiny world between two headphones; one can experience the complete freedom to look directly at the spotlight.

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Life drawing in a pub

Julian – 5

Do you ever feel that you have been doing the same thing over and over again, that a change is needed, and you would like to challenge yourself meeting new people. Well, this week, I had the chance to try a different life drawing experience. A different venue, a different group of artists, a pint of beer to start with and a pint after we finished. This week I went for a life drawing session at the Curfew, Bath.

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Eoin Ryan

A walk around the streets of Bath, UK, in sketches

Eoin Ryan, Bath UK artist

“I just got back into drawing recently by accident. In between homes; couch surfing at a friend’s house and relaxing after a stressful period. I started doodling his fireplace and…now I’m hooked. I used to draw a lot from life when I was in school. I’ve attended lots of life drawing classes, and I used to enjoy sitting at a window and drawing passerbyers. Most recently, I’ve really connected to pen work. I use a Uni-ball AIR which I love, and it suits me perfectly, great lines, and you can start making areas of black quite easily. And it’s just one pen, simple. Biggest artistic influence, the guy whose line work I adore the most, is that giant of illustration the late Bernie Wrightson. His illustrations for Frankenstein are masterpieces.”

Eoin Ryan, Bath UK pen drawing

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