Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bigvyor – a quick “User Guide”

If you haven’t yet visited us at bigvyor.com, here is a quick guide to help you find your way around the site. First of all, you may be wondering about the name? Well, it is made up of all the … Continue reading

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Photographing the Winter Landscape

The snow has stayed with us for the best part of a week in our corner of south west Scotland so I have taken the opportunity to get out and about with my camera. I have already taken views of … Continue reading

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Inspiration in Winter

Although it may surprise some of you, we don’t actually get that much snow in this part of Scotland. The news bulletins tend to exaggerate the extent to which Britain is affected by bad weather and the recent blast of … Continue reading

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Arts & Crafts of the World

One particularly inspiring section of Bigvyor is called “Arts & Crafts of the World”. As the title suggests, it is open for a wide variety of crafts from across the globe and a quick browse is certain to reveal something … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Pencil Drawing

For many artists, pencil sketching or drawing is often thought of more as an exercise or perhaps the prelude to a painting. This is very much the approach encouraged by art schools and colleges. Consequently this area of expertise is … Continue reading

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Art safer than gold?

With virtually everyone affected by the world’s current financial problems, it was interesting to see a recent report on artnet.com suggesting that investment in art seems to be bucking the trend. Pablo Picasso was second only to Andy Warhol in … Continue reading

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An Introduction to Bigvyor

My blog is being produced in association with Bigvyor.com and, for those of you that have not yet visited the site, I can thoroughly recommend it. Although it is already an excellent source of ideas and inspiration, it is also … Continue reading

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Setting up a Studio or Workspace

I have not set myself a “New Year’s resolution” as such, but one of the things that I have promised to do this year is to set up my studio so that I have somewhere set aside for my artwork. … Continue reading

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Driftwood inspiration

One area that I am very keen to explore in 2013 is the recycling of materials to form new pieces of artwork. With much of the world still affected by recession and the search continuing for alternative energy sources, there … Continue reading

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Harvey’s Blog

I am delighted to have been asked to write a regular blog for Bigvyor.com and would like to introduce myself to the site’s regular followers. I always knew that art would be my chosen career path and studied fine art for my … Continue reading

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