Favourite Painter 1 – Ivon Hitchens

Favourite Painter 1 – Ivon Hitchens

This a painting by Ivon Hitchens, an English 20th century painter. He painted lots of these panoramic and almost abstract landscapes. His broad brushstrokes and muted colours make his work immediately distinctive. He isn’t well know outside of the art world and...
Seizing the power

Seizing the power

Painting isn’t a question if sensibility ; it’s a matter of seizing the power, taking over from nature, not expecting her to supply you with information and good advice. – Picasso, talking about Bonnard. This is a great quote from Picasso about his...
Favourite pigments

Favourite pigments

In the best ‘Smash Hits’ interview tradition, here’s a few of my favourite colours… French Ultrmarine My most used blue. It’s ideal for skies. Add one of the brown pigments for a cool gray. Can be added to almost any colour to knock it...