Author Archives: Arthur

activity in expressing myself

I’ve had a wonderful five weeks of painting lessons, just being creative and arty – a simply delightful activity in expressing myself with tempra colours. Despite the growing cold weather, and a new country to navigate (I am here as … Continue reading

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Autumn 2017

We are back for another session – September to November 2017 A bit of a sampler from the first class….      

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Winter 2017

Some treasures [….and that is NOT a compliment :-] from the last session. These examples are from the 5th and 3rd session.

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Right now I feel

At the 1st Class of Reckless Painting That’s the first question I ask the people gathered at a Reckless Painting class to answer – anonymously. A common response is something like; “shy & inhibited”. Well, why wouldn’t they! Most of … Continue reading

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something I wanted to do

I first heard about Reckless Painting guest blog from Julia Weisser, Montréal, QC …from my friend Brenda. I was visiting Vancouver and sharing my latest career plan with her: to start a private practice (I’m a social worker) focusing on … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Get Painting!

Know someone who could use some time & space for painting? Give them the gift of Reckless Painting! Call up to register your friend, co-worker or family member in need of some creative bolstering and then print out this coupon. … Continue reading

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The Poetics of Spam

Sometimes spam can be fun. I don’t know who is composing these, but I’ve begun collecting the artistic poetry of the unknown & unwashed: thank you for your picturesque English-speak. All of the following are direct emails – no editing … Continue reading

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un-learning the “etiquette” of fine arts

When people ask me what I liked best about Reckless Painting I don’t know where to begin: the people? the compelling instructor? or the immense fun we had? All of the above. And what did we learn, they ask? To … Continue reading

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she&he

Silent Painting of “She” & “He” Tonight was the last class of the Spring 2013 Reckless Painting sessions.                 After the usual warm-up on the cardboard ‘canvases’ that we’ve been using since Week … Continue reading

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choosing paint colours

Don’t be intimidated! I’ve heard from a lot of new artists that they just don’t know how to navigate themselves through an art store. …really, what I think they are saying is that they are a bit too embarrassed to … Continue reading

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