Anything About Art

Blog Items by Alan Brain

This is my collection of interesting experiences and lessons learnt since I became an artist - please contribute by adding anything artwise to the end of the page.

Over my time as an artist I have been priviledged to learn with some amazing people and to exhibit in some interesting places and I have recorded some of those experiences here. I have also added artists tips, how I address minimal and surreal art, and my thoughts on cropping paintings. And much more. I hope you enjoy reading anything about art.

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very different paintings unusual art

very different paintings unusual art

Very Different Paintings - Unusual Art   When I first started to paint I wanted like most others to make something recognisable in a pleasing setting such as a boat on a lake or a beautiful...

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xxxemotion in paintings xxx

xxxemotion in paintings xxx

Emotion in Paintings - What Does That Mean? view some examples of paintings with emotion and journey with the artist to discover and create art with emotion A post from artist Alan Brain whose goal...

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tips for artists

tips for artists

Tips for Artists   I have heard truckloads of tips for artists  since I started painting, a lot of it has been valuable and some downright harmful. In other words I have had a normal education....

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Shaftesbury Art Exhibition

Shaftesbury Art Exhibition

Shaftesbury Art Exhibition I am delighted to be exhibiting with...  Shaftesbury Art Exhibition  Seven artists with a passion for abstract art join to present their diverse approaches. This is...

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Recent Paintings by Alan Brain

Recent Paintings by Alan Brain

Recent Paintings by Alan Brain   It's time to collect together my recent paintings and publish them... so here they are 🙂 If you would like to buy any or simply say hi then please contact me...

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points of interest Dec 2020

points of interest Dec 2020

alan brain art points of interest For me art is a wonderful antidote and as this eventful year draws to a close I thought I would put together some points of interest from an artistic viewpoint -...

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hat paintings

hat paintings

Hat Paintings Hats have inspired me to make a whole range of paintings. Some are about happiness, fun and beauty, others are about intrigue, respect and sadness. In other words my paintings with...

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Dialogue with Death Exhibition

Dialogue with Death Exhibition

Dialogue with Death Exhibition On 11th. November we will once again commemorate the fallen from wars. In March 2015 I was pleased to exhibit some of my war series paintings at the Dialogue with...

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Mysterious Figure Paintings

Mysterious Figure Paintings

Mysterious Figure Paintings   You can use frustration to fuel creation for example, to make a series of mysterious figure paintings  You find a good idea, dont stop after the first painting,...

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World War One paintings

World War One paintings

World War One Paintings   One hundred years ago the war to end all wars began, it was called The Great War - I have studied that conflict and visited Flanders, it hardened my hatred of war and...

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Remembrance Week Paintings.

Remembrance Week Paintings.

Remembrance Week at St Marks Church Highcliffe   About The Paintings Original Artwork by Local Artist Alan Brain to Commemorate the end of The Great War  Aftermath Soldiers who survived the...

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Change a Painting -why?

Change a Painting -why?

see more paintings  Why change a painting? Alan Brain recalls some examples... Sometimes, after you think you have finished you decide to change a painting. It can be months later, even years -...

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three abstract paintings in yellow

three abstract paintings in yellow

"Paint more abstract yellow paintings" That was guidance given to me (well an instruction really 🙂 )  from a lady who knows - Katherine Lieu. So I have. And they keep coming. Here are three and I...

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red and blue paintings

red and blue paintings

 Painting with one colour, red and blue paintings thus far.   To use one colour in a painting is challenging to me. I want the emotion to be created by the single hue in a simple design....

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art show success?

art show success?

I have just finished an art show and the obvious question arises - "was it a success?" A lot of us measure an art show success by how much money we made; that is important of course but I believe we...

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It’s okay to copy

It’s okay to copy

It's okay to copy someone else's work, just don't claim it as your own. We learn by copying - understanding the artist's technique can improve our own, and we understand better how the artist...

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Anything About Art - Artist Alan Brain's journal

A collection of events and experiences from Alan Brain since becoming an artist. Each item is written with teaching in mind - not technique particularly but content - what the painting holds which the viewer may understand.

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