Author Archives: rukshanaafia

About rukshanaafia

Ceramic & textile artist

More oddments : GDPR & exhibition

Firstly re the GDPR law coming in to force on May 25 & originating in the EU : I was alerted to the fact that it might affect blogs by EU citizens by this blogpost . Note particularly his reply … Continue reading

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Oddments – exhibition , watercolour , musings

The exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds until February 18 is “Becoming Henry Moore” which shows many early works (1914-1930) juxtaposed with sculpture felt likely to have influenced him – contemporary , classical and ancient/non-Western – the British … Continue reading

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….& downward – when it comes to watercolour at least

OK I did this some months ago while staying at my son’s place so I just had watercolour pencils to draw the leaves’ positions and the tiny box of Winsor & Newton half pans to complete them . I then … Continue reading

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I’ve been meaning to post about an exhibition in York and my continuing attempts to learn how to use watercolours for some months . However a rather grim Autumn and winter culminated in a 2-week stay in bed over the … Continue reading

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Berlin 2 : 2 museums and an art gallery

1 The Berggruen Museum This was built especially to house the collection of its namesake . He was of German Jewish family and emigrated to the USA before WW2 . There he had a selling gallery and began to collect … Continue reading

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Berlin 1 : 3 memorials

I was in Berlin with my son last week visiting an old friend who lives there and so was able to advise us on what not to miss – in only 4 days ! So here goes with the first … Continue reading

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Watercolour learning

               These were the 1st two attempts at using real watercolours ie proper blocks with brushes & palette for plants in our garden . The photos are fairly bad – unfortunately I cannot remember … Continue reading

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