Sunday, 22 September 2013

Sept. Broadcast

What in the world could my fingerprints have to do with Chinese women?  And when is the official Microsoft website not the official Microsoft website?  Knowing the difference could save you pain worse than teenage acne & keep a bundle of dosh in your jeans!

To learn all this & more tune in this Wed. 25th Sept. at approx. 5.20pm UK time to my live “Letter from NY” broadcast, on Siren FM’s Midweek Drive, hosted by the inimitable Alex Lewczuk.
If you miss the live show you can download the podcast for future listening excitement

Be well, be happy, & as always please be kind to the animals.

Cheers,  Annette

Sunday, 1 September 2013

After Matisse

As I’ve mentioned, I’m a dedicated part-time painter.  From childhood I’ve loved art, first as an avid museum –goer to a progression from pencil sketching, water colours, & now painting in oils.

Although I’m largely self-taught, in the past few years I’ve taken some lessons from a handful of artists I’ve admired, each for different reasons.  All recommended that I copy a couple of paintings by one or two of my favourite artists, the object being to deepen my understanding of their techniques & choice of subject matter.

I’m posting here the first of my copies, a Matisse that I painted about five years ago.  For this I used acrylics on canvas (37"x37")

I’m really interested in your comments, as I’m a firm believer in the concept that no art, from painting to writing, music to acting exists in a vacuum, that all art is meant to be a shared experience.

So, please I look forward to some honest feedback either here or on my facebook page.

Subsequently,  in a short while I would like to post a couple of my original works.

So, in anticipation of hearing from you, all my best wishes, & please be kind to the animals.