Flintstones, Meet the Flintstones!

I paint using oils, buying the highest quality pigment blends available. Brushes are important, different textures and density to create different effects. Art has evolved, no longer constrained, as we all know, by trying to recreate what we see.
We now work to partially complete paintings, leaving space for interpretation and free thinking. We look behind the art, trying to interpret what the artist is trying to portray and we all come up with a different reality.
How things have changed, or have they? Take a closer look at cave art, the primitive thinking of primitive man.

Lascaux horse
Lascaux horse

But hardly primitive, conceptually complex, life and death depicted with such simplicity of line gives clarity. Something for all of us to think about.

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Mindfulness, Schmindfulness

The weekend’s here and I have just discovered that I am completely on trend – in fact probably a trend-setter! My wife is teaching mindfulness at school, to help the over timetabled and stressed children to relax. Apparently mindfulness benefits those who suffer from depression and an over full mind. untitled
Mindfulness is being in the present, now. All you have to do is think about what you are doing at this very moment.  In this way you leave behind all the stresses and strains of the week and focus on the moment.
Your body relaxes, your pulse slows, endorphins flow. Quiet music, restful thoughts and detailed colouring books are all mindful materials readily available on the internet to purchase.
I have my own mindfulness paraphernalia; canvas, painting palette smudged with rich colours and an idea. How calm is that!