How to paint like Willem de Kooning

After Jackson Pollock, de Kooning was the most prominent and celebrated of the Abstract Expressionist painters. Although he established his reputation with a series of entirely abstract pictures, he felt a strong pull towards traditional subjects and would eventually become most famous for his pictures of women, which he painted in spells throughout his life. Later he turned to landscapes, which were also highly acclaimed, and which he continued to paint even into his eighties, when his mind was significantly impaired by Alzheimer’s disease.

'Can't come in to work today. I'm in bed with a nasty bug.'

What to do in bed

Ok, thats sounds a bit dodge…what I actually mean to say is: ‘What to do when you are sick in bed and coughing your lungs out.’

As timing would have it, I’m sick at the moment. So. I’m not whining. (I promise!)


so what to do?

  • Fall into an excellent novel. This is a great time to dive deep into a book.
  • Have a movie festival. Just you and your phone, alone! Watch some quirky films that delight or inspire you.
  • Check out your blog like a visitor. Go google all those nifty little plugins that help to make your website better and more interactive.
  • Dream about your new painting. Yip, that’s me, cant get away from trying out new things in my head. google, google, google. Go see what other artists are doing. Maybe you can use something.
  • Write a blog about being sick…