Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Supplement: Philip Cooper - 'In Praise Of Thumbnails'



A while back, I featured the collages of artist Philip Cooper on here, and waxed lyrically about his extraordinary landscapes and inspiring technique. Phil's blog, Hedgecrows, is always a joy, and I was particularly interested in what he had to say about the importance of thumbnailing in terms of his creative process and I wanted to share it.


Crow Tower, Philip Cooper, 2014

Summer Speed Paint Challenge 2: Collective Nouns No 3




A parliament of owls

and/or

A pandemonium of parrots

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Summer Speed Paint Challenge 2: Collective Nouns No 1

An army of caterpillars

and/or

A rabble of gnats

Summer Speed Paint Challenge: 'Jabberwocky' Collection


The Tumtum Tree by Simon Holland


A collection of last week's Jabberwocky-themed speed paints.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CAA Summer Speed Paint Challenge 2: 'Collective Nouns'


"Collective nouns denote a group of people, objects, ideas, or animals as a single concept."

For example: a flock of birds.

Starting 9am Monday, your 'all-new' speed paint challenges will ask you to respond to a series of collective nouns for animals - and the images and impressions they bring to mind.  Your responses can be abstract, surreal, fantastical or realistic.  Rest assured, I have chosen some of the more unusual collective nouns for your delight and inspiration!  Each daily challenge will give you the choice of two collective nouns.  You can do one.  You can do both.  You can create multiple responses.  You might even combine the two ideas into a single image.  The key thing is to have fun and flex your painterly muscles without fear of failure :)

See you on Monday for Challenge No 1!