Day: August 2, 2022

“Winners” Exhibition at the Mall Galleries


Yesterday I reviewed the Winners Exhibition at the Mall Galleries. In this post I’m going to comment on the artwork which stood out for me. 

Artwork worth a mention

I’ve grouped images of artwork I liked according to broad subject matter / genre.


I’d be entirely unsurprised if I had seen this double portrait painting in what used to be the annual exhibition of the BP Portrait Award. It’s large and expensive….

Emily Gillbanks completes her MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art in September and this painting was included in her degree show in June. I predict we’ll be seeing a lot of her work in future.

Oil, 160 x 190 cm, £16,588

EMILY GILLBANKS (b. 1999) is a Painter and Researcher who grew up on the Essex and Suffolk border, United Kingdom. Emily was most recently awarded the Royal College of Art’s Fribourg Philanthropies

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Helen Allingham – my daily art display


Helen Allingham (c.1901)

When depicting life in rural England, artists had to decide whether their depictions would focus on the hard lives endured by the peasant workers or focus on the beautiful idyllic life folk had who managed to escape the industrialization of the cities.  The artist I am looking at today was of the second group of painters who wanted to cast her artistic spotlight on the beauty of rural life and was well known for her depictions of country cottages.  Let me introduce you to Helen Allingham.

Helen Allingham (c.1885)

Helen Mary Elizabeth Paterson was born into a well-to-do middle-class family on September 26th, 1848 in the small village of Swadlincote, near Burton on Trent in Derbyshire, England. She was the eldest of seven children born to Alexander Henry Paterson, a rural physician, and Mary Chance Herford, the daughter of a Manchester wine merchant. Within her first

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Dominating the Entertainment World: Cihan Sasmaz and the Story of MetaRuffy


Cihan Sasmaz is a serial entrepreneur whose final objective is to make the world a a great deal superior area. He hopes to establish impressive initiatives and principles to revolutionize marketplaces across various industries. Cihan is the CEO of LooBr, an all-in-one cross-chain social media platform NFT market conceived and crafted for traders, creators, and gamers. offers custom-designed and condition-of-the-artwork social media attributes for its buyers. These contain a consumer-helpful interface, aid for many languages, actual-time updates, newsfeeds, private messaging, and significantly far more. In addition, provides an simple way to obtain, provide, or trade NFTs. is MetaRuffy Worldwide FZCO’s next product. Cihan also leads MetaRuffy and RuffyWorld. With RuffyWorld, users will enter a new environment of amusement within the metaverse. There are resorts, enjoyment golf equipment, live concerts and exhibits, an NFT market, and social gaming sectors readily available to its buyers.

An formidable try

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Paint Your Own Watercolour Nest Egg


Eggs are miracles of engineering – potent sufficient to endure the grownup fowl sitting down on them, nonetheless weak adequate for the very small chick to make its escape. They supply the budding artist with a wealth of designs, textures and colors to study. In this tutorial I will present you how to paint eggs in watercolour, I hope you share your completed parts underneath in the opinions!


A photo of some shop bought quail eggs

Chook eggs provide a great inspiration and lesson to the watercolourist, with their beautiful styles and camouflage:

  • How to combine interesting muted colours
  • How to paint a smooth changeover from dark to light-weight
  • How to lift out a delicate emphasize
  • How to obtain speckles and designs

You ought to by no means disturb a bird’s nest, so in which will you get a beautiful egg to research? Phase ahead the quail. Its small eggs, each individual with gorgeous markings, are

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