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I now have a brand new website - Please click to visit landscapepainting.gallery

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I also have an Artist’s Blog with continual updates from the studio, outdoor working, painting methods and other related topics

Please feel free to visit the Blog and also to subscribe by e-mail if you wish. Just click the “Follow” button on the top left hand side of any page! !

Ken Bushe 2014

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Date

30/11/2006

Name

Terri

E-Mail

johnball@sainsbury.net

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oil painting landscapes website

Dear Ken,

Thank you for your website. What beautiful paintings! Delightful to browse through and inspiring to "have a go!" I particularly appreciate your paintings of trees as I have sometimes tried to paint trees and find them completely mind-boggling. All best wishes, Terri (Sussex, England)

 

Date

19/11/2006

Name

Laura

E-Mail

The Graces [thegraces@tkworld.com]

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My god thats good

This is a work of a genius, how did you do that??? I love your work and i hope to one day be as good as you

you have my compliments

Laura

xxx

 

Date

1/11/2006

Name

Liad. M

E-Mail

li1143@012.net.il

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I entered your site by accident and it was suck a blessed one you have a uniqe senstivity

thanks for the sites keep painting

Liad .m

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Anjela W.

E-Mail

ClocksRoad@aol.com

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I saw your work on Saatchi and wanted to say for me..... a non professional that I loved how you give these mini tutorials on what you do and what paints you use. It really helps to build the picture from the viewers perspective. eSPECIALLY FOR THOSE OF US WHO LOVE ART BUT ARE STILL ON PAINT BY NUMBERS :)It's like creation as you apply your choices to reflect your vision. It's breathtaking to see the falls and how you were able to capture and transpose the light to the picture.....

Thanks for sharing ...... your work gives off a sense of being there- of feeling the wind as the person walks or the desolation in the more barren landscapes and then the fogs that roll in and how it changes......Congratulations on being featured on Saatchi.....

Anjela W

 

Date

27/09/2006

Name

Sherry Dabuji

E-Mail

dabuji@zero.com

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I happened onto your website and found your paintings to be spectacular! I love the way you use transparent and opaque oils to create an illumination that is breathtaking. Coinsidently, I also have 6 pieces of work on the Saatchi Gallery/Your gallery. My name is Sherry Solow.

I've always painted in oils touching the somber side of life. I recently moved from the city of Manhattan , New YOrk to the beautiful Hudson Valley. It's here that I've found an incredible beauty that is constantly changing . This beauty is in what I've always thought it to be "God's Canvas" the sky and it's many changes and how it effects everything around it. I'd like (if you don't mind) thoi check out my paintings in Saatchi. Also you can see other work on click on local artists and scroll down on the left to my name.

I be so pleased to speak with you .

thanks;
sherry

 

Date

Tues. 19/09/2006/00.42

Name

 Des MacSorley

E-Mail

Dez@Suzanna.tt.com

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Ken,

Smiles are on my face today because I am lucky to have found your web site. At 50 (ish) my momentum is shifting to follow an old, little, and squished dream of painting. I am taking a “Plein Air” workshop after 30 years of following my career in lieu of my bliss and it is very exciting to say the least. Not one to follow the crowd, I have been somewhat distressed as to how to combine mobility with all the “stuff” they want you to have. I want to paint while I’m hiking in the wilderness and really wondered if that was possible without bring a llama. Thanks for your tips, sometimes the obvious is so elusive.

Have you experimented with the watermissable oils? I am wondering if they are as good, since they would definitely eliminate some extra gear.

I was drawn to your paintings while surfing google images. They are strong and soft at the same time. I wonder if you will continue on your pursuit of the industrial ones, kind of environmentally edgy….. For some reason, I am drawn to those types of scenes as well as beautiful landscapes - and all the metaphors that will come with it.

Oh well, thank you again for sharing your thoughts on your web site. If I ever go back to Scotland (went there once) I will be sure to look up the cat!

Thanks,

Des MacSorley

 

Date

10th Sept 2006

Name

K C Anneken

E-Mail

Spammerspam@yourself.com

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Still Laughing.

Dear Ken, I love your biography and photos. I love Scotland. I am carried away by your paintings. I may have to own a small one. Thanks for sharing my smiles and allowing me to visit your delicious website! I live in Kentucky and it was an easy trip from here to there. Someday I may beam on over and see Scotland in person. Happy Sunday!

KC Nanaiis

 

Date

28th August 2006

E-mail

art notatkenbushe.co.uk

Name

Ken Bushe

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Dear Marion,

Thanks for getting in touch and for these comments on my work. Much appreciated.

I gave up worrying about whether or not a work looks “traditional” or “modern” a long time ago. If you’re painting it today it’s contemporary.

Best to focus first on the subject or idea and then start to listen more and more to what the painting tells you. It’ll tell you what’s right in contemporary language (or worse)

I try very hard to slap paint on and get a good painting but most of my slaps need a lot of adjusting – sometimes with a lot of other slaps but more often with a lot of nitpicking brushwork until they eventually look right. The painting tells me when I can stop.
I wish it were otherwise, they can be difficult bosses to work for sometimes.

Artists continually doubt themselves and underrate their abilities. It’s part of the job, and cowardice is a normal part of the day, just thumb your nose at it.

Every best wish,
Ken

Date

28th August 2006

E-mail

jomab@unclear.com.nz

Name

Marion Barnes

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Hello Ken,

         I am a fan living here in "little ole' New Zealand". I am also an artist....well I try to be, have just picked up the brush after x amount of years away from art,  doing.....stuff I won't bore you with.

One day recently I perused the net looking for inspiration & came across your site. Your work is brilliant. What intrigues me mostly about  some of your work is your ability to make your pictures look like you just grabbed your brushes & paint &  "slapped" it around the canvas ( I must quickly add that I mean that in a complimentary way!!) and "lo & behold" a lovely picture emerges, which looks traditional, but also  looks ....quite contemporary in style.

How I wish that I could paint that way, mine always finish up looking sooooooooo traditional....when I so don't want to be. To be honest, I am a coward really & am too darn scared to try anything too modern, yes I know, need some more lessons I guess


Anyway, congratulations on some wonderful landscapes of Scotland, a country I would love to visit..........one day..

Date

29th August 2006

E-mail

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Name

Marilyn

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You have a wonderful website here. May God rich bless you always.
Marilyn

Date

30th July 2006

E-mail

makoninnotatshaw.ca

Name

suzanne

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Dear Ken,
I just happened to come across your web site and I just love your paintings.  I am a water color painter and have a few similarities and coincidences with you.
I may live in Canada now but I used to live in Glasgow and I too loved the Saturday morning art classes at Glasgow Art School.  I took figure drawing and interior design in I think 1966 and 1967.  I didn't go to Edinburgh Art School but I dated someone who did.    I also know Broughty Ferry very well.  My Grandad used to live there and in Ansturther.  My Father was born in one of the little houses just down from the house on the rock in Pittenweem.  One of my favorite memories is of feeding the swans with my Grandad by the pier in Broughty Ferry.  I always wondered why he always had so much bread, but it turned out that he used to be a baker.
Anyway thanks for letting me ramble on, your paintings really moved me and I love your style.  Keep on creating!  I have your site on my favorites list so I will check on what's new later.
All the best from British Columbia, Canada
Suzanne Makonin (nee Lothian)

Date

17th July 2006

E-mail

leoholmesataltell.com

Name

Michelle Holmes

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NIce work, great site.
Thank you.
Michelle

Date

3rd July 2006

E-mail

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Name

Suzy Walker

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 I am a beginner in painting starting in acrylics. I'm trying very hard to become right brained instead of left brained and although I feel it, I cannot yet express it. whatever "it" is. I just want to tell you how incredibly beautiful, emotional and sensual your paintings are. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your website. Your work is exquisite and touches my heart.
Thank you for giving this beauty to the world!

Date

7th June 2006

E-mail

vhancocksisnyathotmail.com

Name

Vicky Hancocks

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dear ken,
After finding your site by accident, i just had to drop you a line to say thankyou.

i am an art teacher, working in a secondary school in flint, flintshire, and i am currently researching landscapes for a forthcoming GCSE project. Beautiful work, and an excellent web site, that is both easy to navigate and extremely informative. I will be using your site as a resource which will hopefully inspire the kids to want to paint a landscape of thier own!!! It has also given me a few ideas for my summer hols!!
thanks again Vicky Hancocks P.S If it all goes well, i will e-mail you some results!

Date

3rd June 2006

E-mail

macalpinnot atcableone.net

Name

Anne MacAlpin

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Dear Mr. Bushe,
 Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with the rest of us who can only look on in wonder. Your paintings have a round luminosity that draws me in emotionally and spiritually. I love Scotland anyway and all the things you paint are things that speak to me, too. When I walked through Kelvin Grove at night last January, the bare trees etched against the pumpkin sky were so poignant I almost cried. To be able to not only see but create that inner vision is indeed a God-given gift.

Date

Thus.18th May 2006

Name

Rebecca Fowkes

E-mail

rfowkesnotatne-worcs.ac.uk

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Hi ,
I saw you on Breakfast TV and would like to purchase your book, but can't
see how to do it on the website!  Please advise
Many thanks
Rebecca

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Dear Rebecca,
It wasn't me on the telly, it was Gavin who formed the Cloud Appreciation Society a few years ago, and who wrote the book.
If you cut and paste this link - http://www.cloudappreciationsociety.org/
it will take you to Gavin's website and you can buy it from there.

I definitely recommend the book though!
Every best wish,
Ken ps. I tried e-mailing you but it bounced.

Date

Wed. 17th May 2006

Name

Nick Gibbs

E-mail

Gibbonatthebodyshop.com

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Hope you and " F " are well Great site and as usual inspiring paintings, it's strange how we very rarely take the time to look up and then we do the sky is taken for granted , and then you come along and paint it!! captured . Are you planning on coming back down south at all ? I keep mentioning you and your work to your former colleagues here at BSI, it would be great to see you again and share a few bottles !!!! all the best - Nick.

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Date

13th May 2006

Name

Tom Atkinson

E-mail

WendyAtkinsonatnorthyorks.gov.uk

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hi ken
i am a year 11 student at st aidans school in harrogate.  my art project is about trees and i am very interested in your pictures.
could you tell me where you get your inspirations from and if you enjoy drawing trees. anything that relates to this subject would be helpful.

thank you very much for your help.
regards
tom atkinson

Date

Sun 26 Mar 2006

Name

Chris White

E-Mail

Chrisatchrisue.co.uk

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Yer quite an interesting wee sausage!

Date

Mon 20 Mar 2006

Name

(Wendy Puerto)

E-Mail

(atpuertoatblueyonder.co.uk)

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Just wanted to say your skies are wonderfull

Date

 Wed 22 Feb 2006

Name

Rob Davies

E-Mail

(robdavies72atyahoo.co.uk)

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Hi Ken,
we mailed each other a while ago. I'm another one whose been getting back into the painting of landscapes ("oh no", you may groan...). I was wondering whether you've got a method for transporting paintings from location to 'indoors'. I've been walking for quite a distance with a wet painting in a large plastic bag held at the top so the air gets in...it looks a bit daft and is a bit tiring on the arms. Also, do you rate acrylics at all, or are oils superior, do you think? (I have found them awkward when outside...what with drying time and needing turps etc. I hope you don't mind all the questions...
and, by the way, your web site/ work is increasingly special and uplifting!!!!!
Cheers,
Rob Davies.

Date

Tue 07 Feb 2006

Name

char

E-Mail

(charbebathotmail.co.uk)

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hey ken. im doing a school essay on u, ur kool.....e-mail me wi sum info if u can

Date

Tue 31 Jan 2006

Name

Walt Buchterkirchen

E-Mail

(wlmkbuckatcomcast.net)

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Hi Ken, Thanks for your wonderful site and your kindness in sharing your knowledge and talent. I live in the Sierras East of San Francisco. We have wonderful sunsets and I have started painting them. I was wondering if you like painting on canvas or a hard surface like wood or masonite? Thanks and Best Wishes - Walt

Date

Sat 28 Jan 2006

Name

ines

E-Mail

(sapinha_lindaathotmail.com)

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Hi Ken!
My name is Ins, I'm from Portugal and im painting too. I like veryyyyy muchhh of yr paintings, its gorgeous and they prove that you is a very sensitive man and a nature lover! I like specially landscapes.The mother nature gives us so many beautiful things to paint that i think isnt rigth to paint 'abstracts', but...ok i know...sometimetimes our soul ask for soul and it is necessary make something...and this something is: 'abstract painting'.
I paint landscapes too. My earliest paintings was about old streets of Lisbon, Tagus river (of Lisbon Too)and about anothers places from Portugal. Now i paint Algarve's beach,rivers, sunset, and so on. Sometimes i paint others things...depend my soul state.
Ihavnt web site now but when i have, i say you and after yu can see my paintings.

Bye bye Ken and god luke for yu and for yr work.
kiss for yu
Ines
(sorry by my 'english' but ihave some difficult to speak and write :) )

Date

Sat 21 Jan 2006

Name

J Arbuckle

E-Mail

(psyberluneathotmail.com)

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fantastic work - your paintings really capture an "essence" (call it the sublime...I'm not sure it has a name!) Gorgeous colours - unmistakably Scottish light. I think you've succeeded in expressing the reason why lanscape painters paint.

Date

Thu 22 Dec 2005

Name

Star Dancer

E-Mail

(bufartatcebridge.net)

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Nice site

Date

Sat 10 Dec 2005

Name

Erik Johnson

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I really love your work. "veldig inspirerende"!

Date

Mon 05 Dec 2005

Name

jamie

E-Mail

(jamiegolob2004atcomcast.net)

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i am currently an art student in michigan. my concentration is painting and ceramics. i caught your site while surfing the net and just had to express my love for your work. thank you for sharing a slice of the world through your eyes. i hope someday to be able to do the same. I have been a landscape muralist for several years. For me it's very hard to find art that is so very expressive through both nature and color. Is there any where else i can view your work?
thx
jme

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Long an admirer of JMW Turner, I intended this painting to be an acknowledgement of his unique vision, so far ahead of his time.

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