Monday, 28 October 2019

Colour: Meaning and Process

Suggested reading material for Year 1 Fine Art students at Belfast School of Art:



John Gage's 'Colour and Meaning'/ Josef Albers' 'Interaction of Colour'/ Goethe's 'Theory of Colours'/
Pip Seymour's 'Artist's Handbook'

Monday, 26 August 2019

How the Image Echoes


Lee Krasner/ Abstract No.2/ 1946-48


Detail/ Lee Krasner/ Shattered Color/ 1947

I will be presenting a short piece on Lee Krasner's 'Little Image' paintings, as part of 'How the Image Echoes- a painting symposium' at The MAC Belfast on Thursday 26th September. Event details here:

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Thomas Nozkowski

NOCM is saddened to see the passing of one of the most interesting painters of recent times. Here is a link to a lovely little short film made by the artist's son:
Thomas Nozkowski by Casimir Nozkowski



Sunday, 7 April 2019

Barbaralee Diamondstein Interviews Kenneth Noland and Diane Waldman, 1977

Notwithstanding the gratuitous titles dancer, a great interview from a great archive:


Interview here-
Duke University Archives


Monday, 25 March 2019

Christopher Hanlon at Domo Baal

Wonderful installation decisions and paintings in Christopher Hanlon's 'A Stone In A Cloud', at Domo Baal, London. Through to 4th May.


Tuesday, 19 March 2019

New to Top Ten Paintings: Frank Bowling



A painter I had known just a little something about before- and not having seen his show at IMMA in Dublin recently, regretting this very much now. Thanks to a studio visit by Katie Lindsay today, she pointed me in his direction, with an upcoming show at Tate Britain to look forward to. Top Ten Paintings to the right links to a lovely interview in which the artist talks about Mirror, 1966.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

More Good Stuff at Fenderesky


Clockwise from left: Mark McGreevy, Tony Hill, Sinead Aldridge and Bill Saunders


Left to right: Tony Hill and Peter Burns


Left to right: Louise Wallace and David Crone


Some beautiful paintings and objects in Fenderesky's current group show. More info here: Fenderesky Gallery





Wednesday, 14 November 2018

David Crone at Fenderesky

Straight into TOP TEN PAINTINGS at Notes on Colour Mixing.


Monday, 24 September 2018