Art world!

  • Welcome to Don’s blogspot where you can comment on any of the artworks in the Don website. Your views and comments are appreciated, but remember to use the code and or picture title to identify the artwork of interest. 

and now…… let’s talk about why art is good for you ….   Art is the break that doesn’t make you fat. Art is a break from the everyday; and unlike a kitkat, it leads to empowerment. Art empowers the immune system. How so? Art, even art we don’t like, activates neuro-tranmitters of the curiosity kind, and this in turn leads to constructive, active thinking as opposed to negative, sleepy thinking. Viewing art changes tension; relieves stress.

In the nature of artistic effort

Picture-making is a search for balance and rhythm of colour and shape, to create a visually pleasing image; with scope for viewer involvement in the layering and textural qualities of various mediums.

Subject matter is thus secondary to the created image derived from an interpretation. The newly created image expands the known universe of visual imagery; thus becoming new subject matter.

Media is seconded to the effects achieved from exploration. How the media is intended to be used is a starting point for creative corruption; breaking things down for the purpose of re-creation provides new insights.

Four skill bases are better than one…..

Four skill bases are better than one…...

Blog No.1

This is the first blog from don. I hope you like the ‘zen’ sketch ‘cute’. It is no.27 in a series. To see an explanation of how they are created, visit my website at