Morning Coffee VII – The £20 Masterpiece

Good Morning!

After a few weeks without one, welcome to this week’s Morning Coffee; get your favourite blend of pick-me-up ready and join me on a short journey as we take a look at the new £20 note design, which in my opinion is a thing of beauty and a well needed change for the better.

I’ll also briefly pick apart the subject matter of the design, there are two stunning paintings to analyse as well as an inspirational quote to consider.

Before going into the details let’s take a look at the note design itself, proudly featuring my favourite landscape artist of them all, JMW Turner.

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Ruins Project – Part IV

Welcome

Here we are for Part IV of my Ruins Project, there’s still some way to go with the project overall but I though that it was time to offer another glimpse at this work in progress, which has come on in leaps and bounds since the last post and will soon be ready for the detailed work.

Sticking to my decision of this piece being a nocturne, I have continued with the same colour palette that I wrote about in Part III, but with the addition of using more Crimson than I had previously purposed to, giving the overall palette more of a purple hue; which I have found looks a lot more realistic and is definitely more pleasing to the eyes.

Without further ado, lets look at the painting itself.

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Back from the Wilderness

After just over a fortnight without posting, I’m finally back from the wilderness and I thought that I should publish a brief update post for in the meantime, before I post Part IV of my Ruins Project later this week.

My blog has suffered some negligence so far this month which has mainly been circumstantial as opposed to not wanting to. I’ve not been wasting time however, my painting hasn’t suffered from my lack of attention as much as my writing has and that’s the main thing. I’ve also been cooking a lot lately, having rediscovered my passion for cooking and learning a ton of new recipes; mainly Italian dishes and desserts. With that in mind, becoming head chef in my house has been quite time consuming of late.

It helps with the inspiration and creativity side of things for me though, to occasionally take a step back, using my creativity in a different area and coming back to my real true love that is art with a fresh pair of eyes and a rejuvenated mind state; time in the wilderness to reflect and meditate on what is to come.

I’m also making some changes with my Morning Coffee posts as well, I’m going to use it as a fortnightly feature instead of weekly, and use the alternate weeks to get involved with the Weekend Coffee Share. This weekend will be my first post for Weekend Coffee Share and therefore gives me a good deal of time between Morning Coffee posts, in order to come up with and research for some interesting topics of discussion; doing the thinking and researching from six in the morning and then writing a post has proven to be a challenging feat;

after all, I’m an artist that writes, not a writer that arts.

So all in all I’ve got a lot of ground to cover in the upcoming weeks and months, and I’ve got some big plans for future art projects after the Ruins one is completed that I can’t wait to get started on.

So until later this week when I publish my next post, I bid you farewell and take care! 

JGlover