BRIDGET WHELAN writer

August is archive month. Posts from the past

A Painting that tells a different story to everyone who views it…ART FOR WRITERS

Last week’s offering (A Victorian genre painting) was almost hyper realistic. In contrast, Jack Yeats makes the viewer do a lot of work. This is an ambiguous painting and the title … Continue reading

November 3, 2017 · 4 Comments

Believe the Unbelieveable ART FOR WRITERS

I believe in this girl. I believe she is real and holding the cold (dying?) fish close to her heart, at least while I’m looking at this picture by Diego … Continue reading

October 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Leap into another world – ART FOR WRITERS

No, I’m not going to say anything. You’re on your own for this one. It’s whatever you want it to be. Just write. Make yourself  write if you’re out of … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · 2 Comments

Medusa in Wire – ART FOR WRITERS

This is one of Alexander Calder’s wire portraits – a drawing made in space – created around 1930. It’s Medusa, the green-skinned Gorgon from Greek mythology with a face that … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Being blown away…ART FOR WRITERS

This sculpture is made from found bits and pieces of scrap metal and part of Penny Hardy’s Blown Away series. It’s vital, full of energy and hope. There’s a totally … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 2 Comments

The stories that we can’t always read…Art for Writers

First of September and for many it’s the start of something  – a new academic year, a new life,  new season in the garden – and a stepping away from … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

ART FOR WRITERS picture number 2 from the archives

I was blown away by this very different way of seeing the female body and I hope you are too. I love the structure of the painting. We are close … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

ART FOR WRITERS picture number 1 from the archives

This was one of the first pictures I published in the weekly Art for Writers series and I still love it. I discovered it on Pixababy, a wonderful website that … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

I’m having August off…so there will a lot more posts here

No, I’m not taking a holiday to devote myself entirely to this blog. Much as I love it and you, dear reader, that wouldn’t be sensible as I’m sure you’d … Continue reading

August 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Lowering the temperature & igniting the imagination….ART FOR WRITERS

It’s approaching 30 degrees where I am right now (Brighton on the English south coast)  so I was in the mood for this picture by Pascal Campion. It’s called Deep … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 9 Comments

How to jump on a bandwagon and do it well… Art for Writers

This young woman might be a resident of the gothic house I featured in last week’s art for writers post but I chose this painting by John Everett Millais because it’s … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · 3 Comments

A moody Gothic house by moonlight…forget the election results and get stuck in…ART FOR WRITERS

If you live in the UK then yesterday was the day that decided our tomorrows…whatever you feel about the result, put it to one side for half an hour or … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · 5 Comments

What stories are told over the washing…ART FOR WRITERS

….or confidences exchanged over the washing up… When I was younger I resented the women being ‘banished’ to the kitchen at family gatherings, tied to the drudgery of clearing up … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · 5 Comments

Capturing a sense of character in the land and in the sea – Art for Writers

Looking at this wonderful seascape, I am reminded of the words of American novelist E.L. Doctorow: “Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader—not the fact that it … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · 4 Comments