Tuesday, 25 September 2012

New Web Site for Aine Divine

Aine Divine the marvellous Edinburgh-based artist has a new web site. Do check it out for some lovely examples of her exciting work. When I first met her to film our Watercolour Portraits DVD I didn't know how to pronouce her first name. She put me right: "It's Aine - pronounced On-Yer as in on yer bike."
So now you know:

Friday, 7 September 2012

A Great Welsh Painter

My all-time painting hero is the late Sir Kyffin Williams RA who painted his native Wales and its people with such  love and empathy that he is now rightly seen as the greatest painter to emerge from Wales in the last 100 years.  BBC viewers in Wales were able last year to see a wonderful programme - part of a short series - in which Rolf Harris explored Kyffin the man and the artist and attempted  a portrait using only Kyffin's trademark palette knife.  Rolf was a frined of Kyffin and admired him greatly .  Now viewers outside Wales can see a nine minute extract from the programme which I heartily commend to you.

Click on the link below. Then click  on the "expand to full screen"  icon (the four arrows in a square to the left of the symbols below the picture to view full screen.)