The 35 Things I Learnt

When I said that I was going to go Norfolk Island as a student, more than one person asked why. “But you already know how to paint” they said. “But you’re a professional artist” they said.

I anticipated learning about one new thing a day. And I noted those. But when I began the list for those 7 days on the island, it was closer to five things a day. And there’s probably more yet.

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On a clear day you can see forever

Painting in the field is one of life’s great pleasures. I love getting out of the studio into my other studio – the great outdoors. It has it’s challenges, but painting in the field is an important part of being an artist. Even if your paintings aren’t based on plein air painting, being able work outside rounds…

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