Steve Bonner – Artist – The Blog

Personal musings, notes about the joy of painting – and the trials of trying to sell the bloody things and earn a crust!

Holt Down Woodland

Holt Down Woodland

Makes a change from waves don't you think?A few years ago, back when I thought there was any point to posting in Facebook, and even, on occasion, 'putting a jockey on it' as my pal Martin would say (a 'cant' expression - it means paying to expediate something,...

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Breaker No.1

Breaker No.1

Me? I can’t swim a stroke – you may recall I spoke of my power floating in a previous blog. I can, especially in the Caribbean, float around for hours and in a calm sea I can cover a considerable distance – on my back – but it has it’s downside. I can see where I’ve...

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Low Tide – West Wittering

Low Tide – West Wittering

This months featured painting: Low tide - West Wittering I've painted another one! In case you're an avid reader of my blogs (is there such an animal, I wonder) you may well look at the picture above thinking "Haven't I seen that before?" Well you haven't! It's new!...

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WordPress? Nooo!

WordPress? Nooo!

So who wants to have a go at building a website?I think I built my first website back in 1998, or was it later? I know I'd already done it when my pal Pete, for whom I was working at the time (only part-time, don't panic) sent me on a course in 2000 – it felt a bit...

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Painting – and the Art of One-upmanship.

Painting – and the Art of One-upmanship.

First published on Googles Blogspot Thursday, 3 April 2014 I've been putting together a new version of my Paintings of the Caribbean website – a friend helpfully pointed out that the existing one was looking a little tired – so kind! Now, the old one gets a lot of...

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Alleynes Bay – for me, a special painting

Alleynes Bay – for me, a special painting

One of the joys of being is painter is having the ability to capture time, place, and memories in a unique way: far more than a simple holiday snap ever could. It's always been my intention not to paint these tropical beaches exactly as they are but more as they're...

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Royal Society? Pah!

Royal Society? Pah!

First posted 24/08/2017 on Blogger Well, as you may have guessed from the headline the selection committee at the Mall Galleries decided they didn’t want my painting Groyne No2 for this years exhibition – well, it’s their loss! Pah! Ah, you say, a little bit of sour...

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One out of three ain’t bad!

One out of three ain’t bad!

First posted 10/07/2017 on Blogger Those of you who kindly read this a couple of weeks ago (a select few :-), will no doubt remember that I mentioned submitting my work for this years Royal Society of Marine Artists exhibition. Well, the digital selection finished...

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Shock Horror!

Shock Horror!

First posted 29/06/2017 on Blogger I sometimes wonder how I’ve ever managed to sell any paintings at all, let alone make an approximation of a living from them – but somehow I do. I’m not represented by a single UK gallery of note (various reasons – largely...

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Hurrah! Blog’s back!

Hurrah! Blog’s back!

First posted 20/01/2017 on Blogger I recently came across a resource site for artists called ‘Art Store Front’. They’re a hosting gallery and print shop primarily and consequently not a lot of use to me as I persist, for better or worse, in doing that myself – but...

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Sudden Death in the Hampshire Wood

Sudden Death in the Hampshire Wood

Originally posted Friday, 27th November, 2015 on Google BlogspotLike many of us I find I’m increasingly bewildered by the downright stupidity I seem to encounter on an almost daily basis.As many of you will know we live in a house surrounded by 26 acres of woodland...

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About my blog - The Art of Being Overlooked

I’ve been blogging now for seven years, on two different platforms and over time I’ve deleted almost all. A few however have survived and I’ve resurrected them here.

In that time the comments on my posts have included 4,500 invitations to try Viagra or strike up an online liason with undoubtedly charming Eastern European ladies of dubious virtue, 3,500 unintelligable invitations in Russian, and a few hundred in Arabic and various Asian scripts.

Actual comments relating to the blog – there were two! Just two in seven years!

You’re very welcome to comment on any of them, I’ll be delighted if you comment on any of them – but I shan’t be holding my breath.

Pip, pip,

SB