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Appreciation of Art

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Edited by James McGreen, Thursday, 20 Oct 2011, 22:48

Having read the chapter on Cézanne, and honestly not really absorbed a lot of the material, I decided to take a slightly left-field approach to studying art.

I went to Hobbycraft, bought some cheap acrylic paints in those cool little tubes, a palette and a couple of brushes. I decided the only way I was going to appreciate art, was to have a go myself and 'experience' it.

(A bit of background - my last job and one of my hobbies is painting little toy soldiers. Applying colours to a miniature and trying to create a picture from a blank canvas (or piece of A4) are two totally different things)

In keeping with the slightly odd idea, I decided to make the subject of my picture none other than the greatest - Danger Mouse himself.


It's definitely harder than it looks!

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ROSIE Rushton-Stone

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I think this is a great picture!  Love Danger Mouse!

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'He's the greatest..he's fantastic..wherever there is danger he'll be there..Dangermouse(dar a-dara-dara)..great picture James..better'n Toy soldier painting..Anthony