The Problem of Seeing
One of the main difficulties artists face when they paint on location is the problem of seeing “correctly”. To see an object as it is and to reproduce that accurately is no easy task as we all know. Several difficulties immediately seem to jump out at us. First of all the object we are trying […]
Intro to seeing slowly
For some years now I have been considering writing some articles about painting that perhaps could be constructed into a book. Since I am retiring I thought this might be a good time to start. There are many very capable books about painting that go into far more detail than I would and written by […]
Manning Park 75 years – Murray Phillips Painting
I am excited to have the opportunity to be able to be a part of BC’s Manning Park’s 75th Anniversary Celebration. Manning is a place of memories and retreat that is easy access to everyone. This is what they had to say about me. “Manning Park is thrilled to have Murray Phillips. Mr. Phillips has created […]
The Spirit of Painting
There has been much debate about the meaning of the word “art”.
Into the Wilderness
It is reflective of our soul’s craving that is so essential to our being. For many wilderness has become artificial and the city is reality – wildness is abandoned for the false security of the cloistered neighbourhood
How to Buy Art
You “fell in love” but unfortunately you fell at the shallow end of the pool. It might be that there was a colour in the piece that you just “loved” but in reality it is just a “trendy” colour.
Who Should Buy Art
Before any discussion about how to go about buying art; there is a necessary preliminary discussion that needs to take place about who should buy art. In many ways we live in a world in which we franchise our decision making. We hire “professionals” to make our decisions. We do not decorate our homes we […]