• Studio Journal Checklist Eleanore Ditchburn Artist eleanoreditchburn.com

    My Vital (but often forgotten by creative mentors) Creative Tool – What is a Studio Journal and How do I use it?

    What is a Studio Journal all About? I love the eye candy of the popular and beautiful sketchbook journal as an art-form in its-self, but there is a little-known and incredibly useful counterpart to these, the studio journal. I also adore looking at sketchbooks to see how the artist wrestled with ideas visually to arrive […]

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  • Lots of New Products!

    Well I have spent a couple of days launching my new shop over at Zazzle, click here to check it out. For prints rather than product come and see me over at Fine Art Europe / America or on my site through them here. You might even find a nice gift for Mother’s Day (UK) […]

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  • Grand uploading!

    I’m spending a good part of this week uploading my work into my new shop, so bear with me as I’m having a deep relationship with my scanner and Adobe … If my computing muse helps out at the right moment, I’ll work on getting the shop coordinated into this site to make it really […]

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  • On the easel this week

    Well it’s not just the scale that’s more demanding, larger paintings eat time! This is about half way there but I’m sharing anyway. The lighting is a bit dull as we’re having thunderstorms today so I am working really hard to imagine the sunny atmosphere for this series. I think I’ll get another couple of […]

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  • We have colour!

    Well this one kicks off the colour series. It’s 30 x 40 cm acrylic on canvas and with a few tweaks ready to roll. It was really enjoyable to do some figurative work involving close observation. I have a large canvas staring at me begging for a companion to this one.

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  • Review and Redo

    This week I am reviewing my year and I looked through some (really) old work that was never intended for public airing.  Now I look and spot lots of rookie errors in it but also some interesting and underdeveloped ideas and so I thought it would be good to work through some of these further this […]

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