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A painting is all about taking an idea and communicating that idea to other people, an audience using paint and a brush, but we only speak about the physical process of painting. This article aims to explore the process of taking an initial idea and turning it into something worth painting.
Garrowby Hill is painted in oil on canvas 193 cm wide, slightly larger than Constable's famous 'six footers'. Despite its size, its success instilled in Hockney a wish to make an even bigger picture, to emulate the great painters of the American Sublime, and to confront in paint the Grand Canyon, which he calls 'the biggest space you can look out over that has an edge.
Those who pursue to be an artist these days are truly talented and work through many obstacles. Our artist in conversation today is one of them. Anuradha Punchihewa is a young, talented Sri Lankan artist who tries to express the wonder of the ordinary through paintings. This is his story...
The need to connect, to be a part of a group or a community is an innate trait within us. For some this can be challenging and not always the most productive, for others it can be a fun and invigorating activity. There are many reasons on how to and why building this connection is important, let's look at a few through this article.