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Blog Items by Alan Brain

Here is a collection of interesting articles about art written by Alan Brain maker of Original Abstract Paintings

Aerobility Aviators Ball Silent Auction

Aerobility Aviators Ball Silent Auction

Aerobility Aviators Ball Silent Auction   Finishes 28th. November! You can preview here the paintings to be auctioned at this year's Aerobility Aviators Silent Auction. The annual ball is a...

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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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that certain feeling

that certain feeling

Paintings with Feeling - What Does That Mean? Paintings with feeling hold an emotion that the viewer connects with. The full range from realistic to abstract paintings can trigger an emotional...

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very different paintings

very different paintings

Very Different Paintings     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 sunrise on...

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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?

recent 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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The Christmas truce 1914

The Christmas truce 1914

One hundred years ago Europe was at war...a brief truce happened at Christmas To commemorate the event and to discuss the impact on human compassion in times of war, a chaired discussion and...

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making simple paintings is a challenge

making simple paintings is a challenge

Simple paintings - hah! I have always wanted my message from the painting to be loud and clear. For years I have been using everything I can to try and do that. Everything like colour, texture,...

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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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tips for artists

tips for artists

I have had 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. I have forgotten the bad...

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