Tag Archives: painting and decorating

The argument for leaving well alone

The change in the season, in the quality of light, meant I had to go outside and clean the windows as the layer of grime was and putting me off watching football. I went around the place with my bucket … Continue reading

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Dragging paint across a board

Abstract Painting, 1994, Gerhard Richter When I was painting and decorating, I used to love to run one colour over another like this. We called it ‘distressing’ in the mid-eighties when we used it as a technique for making new … Continue reading

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