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3 months, 1 week ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on To read my latest Blogs please go to – colinsart.blog

I’ve started keeping a blog at the address above. I’ll be mainly discussing my own work to start with so please join me on this journey into the future.

1 year, 8 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on The west wall of All Saints – work in progress

I’ve done quite a lot more to this picture since my last blog. In some of my paintings the technique is as important as they subject. This is such a painting. The main subject appears to be a window set in a wall. When windows are used in most paintings they are used as a […]

1 year, 9 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on The west wall of all Saints Church

This painting carries on my fascination with the unusual stones and flints in the west wall of this church. If you go to the Blog entitled ‘Painting on Location in Maldon – All Saints Church’ you can read about my first version of this subject. This picture is much larger than the previous version it […]

1 year, 9 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on The car park of B6 College in Hackney

This is my most recent painting it was completed inside of one month which is very quick going for me. The view represented is what I can see from the walkway outside of my front door. I live on the 4th floor of a block of flats that looks towards B6 College in Hackney in […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on A Room with a View

I like painting from life but my idea of painting from life ideally involves a very in depth observation of the subject. I like to see how the light changes throughout the day before I decide on the final effect. The two Maldon pictures are good examples of this although they were both finally completed […]

1 year, 10 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Green Man T-Shirt design

  I’ve finally got around to painting this T-Shirt. It’s based on my painting entitled ‘The Green Man’. This picture has been featured in several previous blogs. It originally began as an idea for a T shirt. However before I could paint a T-Shirt I had to design the picture which ended up taking ages. […]

2 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Blog, Film Comments Off on The Art of Colin Murray – Film

This short film features me talking about two of my recent pictures. It also contains a brief chat about paints and brushes and there’s a demonstration of how to make some paint medium and Dammar Varnish. I was 12 years old when I began oil painting and by the time I was in my mid […]

2 years, 3 months ago Posted in: Blog, Film Comments Off on The Art Of Colin Murray – Slideshow
2 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on Hitler/Buddha

Oil on canvas – 13.5″ x 17.5″ The idea for this painting came after I was asked to produce an image to illustrate the Buddhist concept of ‘the oneness of good and evil’*. That was about 3 years ago and my first version was a photo-montage however I knew I would have to produce a […]

2 years, 4 months ago Posted in: Blog Comments Off on The Green Man – Final version

Oil on canvas – 19.5″ x 24″ The Green Man represents the spirit of nature and rebirth. It pre-dates Christianity and exists in many cultures all around the world. In my picture I’m concerned with the European tradition. The Green Man is associated with Jack in the Green, John Barleycorn, Robin Goodfellow and Puck. The […]