At last – website refresh!

At last the thing that’s been in the way of creating fresh art apart from some silly notebook scribbles! It’s taken a while and been a little frustrating as I took my wordpress site and morphed it into a self hosted completely redesigned using Adobe Muse. I also took the time to make sure it is responsive so it should look okay in most devices, phones to desktops and just about everything in between. Check it out here at vivanteart.com…

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This is for my followers, I need your help…

Hi guys thanks for following me.. incase you haven’t noticed or read one of my recent posts, I’ve moved my blog to self hosted site. I’m still trying to get plugins and such to work properly… but if you have a moment.. if you can see a comment box can you post me a message? and if you can’t could you please email me at piers@vivanteart.com and let me know? also can you tell me if you see the “reblog”…

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I’ve been working – Work in Progress

Hello everyone.. sorry about taking so long to publish a new post.. I’ve been busy and in a mild funk to boot.. but more of that in another post. I’ve been working hard, new website Vivanteart.com – I would love for you to check it out! it’s still early days with it and I need to make it responsive – so apologies to phone and tablet users it’s coming! and new business cards too! In a related note, you may…

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EXCITING NEWS AND MOVING DIGITAL HOUSE!

Hey there.. remember last post when I said I had some more news? well here it is… Welcome to my Blog – it’s the same blog but it’s just being served on my own hosting/server! thank you goes to my friend Conor Treacy and his recommendation of inclusivehost.com who have been tremendous help in getting everything from my wordpress.com site/blog to the new server as well as helping me organise the uploading my new site now live!  My new website…

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At last some new art…. Plus more news shortly

Hi there readers… I know I haven’t posted anything for a wee while, I have been somewhat stranded between busy and procrastinating badly! more about that in my next post.. but to whet some appetites here’s some new art.. I finished this drawing a few days ago.. I especially enjoyed using the 6B pencil on the sky area.. And these two… “Little Orange Vespa” are 6 x 4 heavy CP watercolor paper. My reference image was thanks to Unsplash.com and…

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The 4 Tools Every Artist Needs in Order to be Successful

I’ve been a artist for a long time—I’ve been drawing since I was old enough to hold a crayon, so we can safely say it’s been over fifty years. I remember well what it was like to be young and enthusiastic. The world lay at my feet as an artist! The sky was the limit. We didn’t have the internet back then and I lived in a rural area. I don’t know where the nearest museum or gallery was, but…

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An exercise in Impressionisionism meets Colored Pencil

I gave myself a challenge to see if I could emulate #Monet s #impressionist style with #coloredpencils   #polychromos  on #arches  300gsm/140lb HP watercolor paper.. this allowed me many more layers and so better for the experimentation!!! I am very happy with both pieces!! and is something I am going to explore further and perhaps see if I can incorporate it into my other “segmented” style so many wonderful possibilities.. these are quite small approx. 5 x 7″ so whatever I do…

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