Author name: EJanemiles

New Studio Space

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. It’s been a while since I last posted but since then I have graduated from university with a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art. I took a break from art for a while as I wanted a chance to destress. I feel it’s important to take breaks and not burn […]

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Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Looking back at the past year it’s been quite difficult for me, dealing with mental health and going through a bereavement has been hard. Being able to paint has given me something to focus on throughout this, but at the same time it was difficult to motivate myself. I

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Drawing with Ink

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. As part of my current project I produced a suite of four ink drawings. I decided to draw perspectives of four different castles in Wales. This meant I could further develop my theme of Welsh history and folklore by exploring the history of the castle ruins. I used a

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Exploring Welsh Folklore

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. In todays post I thought I would talk to you about my current project. This project I wanted to explore painting Wales and to connect with my country and heritage. I sought out Welsh tales and places that are rich in these stories to capture a perspective of the

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Stretching a Canvas

Hi and welcome back to my blog! Today I’ll be talking to you about the process of stretching my canvases. Painting on a canvas I have stretched myself makes me feel more connected to my painting and I’m not limited to the sizes of shop bought canvases as I can have the frame built to

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Working in the Studio

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. In this post I thought I’d talk about what I’ve been up to in my studio at university and my current project. I am currently in my final year at university and am preparing a portfolio for our student exhibition. I am planning on stretching my own canvases for

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Mary Lloyd Jones Exhibition

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Today I wanted to talk about an exhibition I went to recently at the Arts Centre in my university. The artist being exhibited was Mary Lloyd Jones. She is a Welsh artist and her works are usually quite large unstretched paintings. For some of her paintings she uses cloth,

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The Hafod Estate

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. In this blog I wanted to share with you my paintings capturing the forest at the Hafod Estate in Cwmystwyth, Wales. I loved exploring the forest here last autumn and observing all the different hues. The ground was crunchy with autumn leaves and it seemed very earthy and enchanting.

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My Painting Process

Hello! Welcome back to my blog. Today I thought I would discuss my painting process and techniques. When I am painting, I like to create my own interpretation of landscapes and seascapes rather than focusing on my work being a photo-realistic representation. I prefer my paintings to look painterly and to be able to see

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