Category Archives: art

Pyrrhic Victories, Life Drawing and finance

Pyrrhic victory : Parking a vehicle outside ones house is a luxury, only afforded to those lucky or wealthy enough to live in the countryside – those of us who live in inner city areas often have a struggle to

Pyrrhic Victories, Life Drawing and finance

Pyrrhic victory : Parking a vehicle outside ones house is a luxury, only afforded to those lucky or wealthy enough to live in the countryside – those of us who live in inner city areas often have a struggle to

Printmaking, Linocuts and Classic Boats

Not a particularly inspiring photograph of my desk in studio 3 Artspace Portsmouth – (the next photograph will be though) ! A new lino cut takes shape from a drawing that I made of HMS 33, a veteran of WW1,

Printmaking, Linocuts and Classic Boats

Not a particularly inspiring photograph of my desk in studio 3 Artspace Portsmouth – (the next photograph will be though) ! A new lino cut takes shape from a drawing that I made of HMS 33, a veteran of WW1,

Ben Ainslie

British Olympic yachtsman Ben Ainslie won a string of medals in five consecutive Olympic Games (1996-2012) and gold in the last four. His career began in 1989 when he entered the Optimist World Championships, held in Japan. This led to

Ben Ainslie

British Olympic yachtsman Ben Ainslie won a string of medals in five consecutive Olympic Games (1996-2012) and gold in the last four. His career began in 1989 when he entered the Optimist World Championships, held in Japan. This led to

Double Take !

© Chris N Wood All rights reserved 2014 I was surfing a Facebook the other day and discovered something amusing ! I was stopped in my tracks by a photo that I thought I’d taken but after closer scrutiny I

Double Take !

© Chris N Wood All rights reserved 2014 I was surfing a Facebook the other day and discovered something amusing ! I was stopped in my tracks by a photo that I thought I’d taken but after closer scrutiny I

Double Dutch, 2 Doctors & 3 drawing classes

The Eastern Solent at 09.40am 24.11.14 : the ipad over-cooked this shot and it decided it should be at ISO 64 at f/2.4. if i could have overridden this setting I would but then my mission was to teach drawing

Double Dutch, 2 Doctors & 3 drawing classes

The Eastern Solent at 09.40am 24.11.14 : the ipad over-cooked this shot and it decided it should be at ISO 64 at f/2.4. if i could have overridden this setting I would but then my mission was to teach drawing

WHAT AM I DOING? paradox, CLOWNS, nostalgia and NUNS

Artists are an inquisitive breed – in common with journalists we seek the truth – in short we are nosy ! My studio is one of 30 in a converted chapel – some are big – some like mine are

WHAT AM I DOING? paradox, CLOWNS, nostalgia and NUNS

Artists are an inquisitive breed – in common with journalists we seek the truth – in short we are nosy ! My studio is one of 30 in a converted chapel – some are big – some like mine are

HALF TERM BLUES & copper sulphate

As a retired art teacher I should be enjoying one very long half term. Sadly my pension is so small that I cannot afford to enjoy a life that isn’t regulated by terms and a constant round of chasing my

HALF TERM BLUES & copper sulphate

As a retired art teacher I should be enjoying one very long half term. Sadly my pension is so small that I cannot afford to enjoy a life that isn’t regulated by terms and a constant round of chasing my

GROUNDCOURSE : drawing and painting SKILLS of the MASTERS

Chriswoodartist’s “GROUNDCOURSE drawing and painting SKILLS of the MASTERS” : at THE WEA OMEGA CENTRE, PORTSMOUTH. WEEK 5 :STILL LIFE : Drawing in Colour. The course has proved very popular and is now fully booked. However, we are now reserving

GROUNDCOURSE : drawing and painting SKILLS of the MASTERS

Chriswoodartist’s “GROUNDCOURSE drawing and painting SKILLS of the MASTERS” : at THE WEA OMEGA CENTRE, PORTSMOUTH. WEEK 5 :STILL LIFE : Drawing in Colour. The course has proved very popular and is now fully booked. However, we are now reserving

Mistaken Identity & Pinterest

I was amused to learn that yesterday I got two referrals to this website from Pinterest. When I dug a little deeper I discovered that a “pin” (a technical term us Pinterest fans use to describe an image) was tagged

Mistaken Identity & Pinterest

I was amused to learn that yesterday I got two referrals to this website from Pinterest. When I dug a little deeper I discovered that a “pin” (a technical term us Pinterest fans use to describe an image) was tagged

The sweet smell of nostalgia, Barrel Organs & Barges

A display of the maritime history of Ipswich seen through a window at “The Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk” Copyright http://www.chriswoodartist.com 2014 I have a tiny bolt hole on the East Coast and when I feel like some inspiration, a glass of

The sweet smell of nostalgia, Barrel Organs & Barges

A display of the maritime history of Ipswich seen through a window at “The Waterfront, Ipswich, Suffolk” Copyright http://www.chriswoodartist.com 2014 I have a tiny bolt hole on the East Coast and when I feel like some inspiration, a glass of