Art through Saatchi Art

I've reviewed my gallery at Saatchi Art and removed all the paintings that sold and have uploaded all my latest resins. These have been painted using regular acrylics, fluid acrylics and inks which interact with each other to create different effects and cells. Like alcohol ink painting where I have an idea of what I'm trying to achieve but ultimately the inks surprise me, these paintings are the same as I never quite know what effects I'll end up with. I made smaller 8 by 8 by 1.5 art blocks that will add a blast of colour to your decor but won't dominate. I'm thinking they will look wonderful grouped. Available through Saatchi Art https://www.saatchiart.com/maggiegolinski [gallery ids="2019,2018,2017,2009,2005,2006,2020,2021,2022,2023,2027,2026,2025,2024,2028,2029,2030,2031" type="slideshow"]
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The Human Body is the best Work of Art

Yesterday  was my my first experience of life drawing and I loved it. The model was a middle aged guy who has been modeling for 25 years and confidently posed for us for three hours. Starting with warm ups of one and two minute poses we eventually worked on a thirty minute and a fifty minute pose. 6e6b6462-6e4e-4636-b220-b636544739fe During the breaks I got a chance to walk around and see what the other artists had done and was so inspired by them all. I have another five weeks to go so hoping my techniques will improve. The thing I noticed was how much I loved drawing a real person ! After about ten minutes I just spent the entire time amazed by how beautiful the body is. So if you're ever feeling low about your own body image just set yourself up in front of a mirror for an hour and I guarantee you'll start noticing things like curves, and skin and beautiful muscle tone. At times you may feel less than happy with yourself and no doubt not helped by comparing yourself to some idealized definition of the body but w...
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Seven Hills

"Seven Hills" Taking advantage of the cool Texas morning and painting outside. Last night's storms have finally cleared the 160% humidity image #rome #colosseum #sevenhillsofrome #artistatwork #wip #workinprogress #artforsale #alcoholink #alcoholinkpainting #britishartist #abstractart #popart #golinski #modernart #anglophile #artforanglophiles #worldofartists #britishstyle #artgifts #dallaslife #artist #colorventures #creativityfound #becreative #bigmagic #abmlifeiscolorful #intuitivepainting #abmcalledtobecreative #livecolorfully @ranger_ink #madewithmichaels #michaelsmakeathon
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Karma is a bitch

This week I have been involved in exposing a fraudster. You would think that telling the truth would make you feel good about yourself but it doesn't. At one point before I contacted the person in question and called him out on his fraud; plagiarizing other artists' work,  I even asked my daughters if there was ever a time that lying was excusable. Both said NO! I contacted other people effected by his deceit to ask their advice. In the end I chose to reveal the lie. Had it just put an end to his actions I'm sure I would feel fine but because I know his lie will hurt, disappoint and embarrass those around him exposing that lie leaves a bitter taste. The thing is when you expose someone's lie, you also expose those close to them to the truth. And sometimes that isn't pretty. It hurts to have been betrayed by  someone you love and trust. The impact of their actions isn't just felt by themselves. Like a pebble dropped into a still pond that ripple of the lie forms an ever increasi...
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Paint Mojo Workshop with Tracy Verdugo

I was lucky enough to take part in a three day workshop with Tracy Verdugo while she was in Dallas and had so much fun painting. The thing I liked most about the workshop is that most of us did not come away with a Verdugo look a like painting. We used her techniques to free ourselves creatively and paint more intuitively but each of the 50 paintings created over the three days were all very different. [gallery ids="1451,1452" type="rectangular"]
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