• Welcome back


    We are glad to announce that the site is now back online, having been out of action for several weeks due to attempts to compromise site security.
    The site administrator, Barbara LeBlanc, is also back online having been out of action for a while.

  • Registering new artists


    For the time being, please use the standard contact form to register interest to display your art on the site. It is, of course, free of charge, but for technical security reasons, we are unable to allow users to self-register.
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The need to represent the third dimension in paintings is sometimes overlooked, particularly by beginners to the medium.

Working in two dimensions (paint on paper or board), it is easy to forget that we need to create form in three. Omitting brushstrokes that travel around the branch of a tree, adding shading to each extension of the human body or natural phenomenon results in flat surfaces. Shape is created by shading, light to dark or vice versa. Abstract forms, are the exception to the rule. No shading is required.

Beginners can find the concept of the third dimension difficult and, thus, wonder what is missing from their work. Form and depth.

  • A take on Nude no.2
  • Rannoch
  • Ekki_I
  • Canal Basin, Skipton, Yorkshire