Author Archive for Gavin Lenaghan

Advice on getting the colours right in your painted portraits

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Do you struggle with colour when painting portraits? Read our guide here at ArtWeb to ensure you achieve the right skin tone every time.

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Getting the most out of a life drawing class

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Tips for gaining the maximum value from a life drawing class. Attend a good local class, bring the right materials & develop your own style!

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How to write effectively about your own artwork

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Do you struggle to write about your own art practice? Here are some tips on how to improve how you write about it.

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3 questions to ask yourself before you blog about your art

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What’s the key to maintaining a successful art blog? Here at ArtWeb, we outline three of the most important questions to ask yourself.

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Advice on selling your artwork, whatever your career stage

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If you have read our previous comprehensive artwork pricing guide, you’ll appreciate that selling your artwork isn’t as simple as just adding up all of your obvious expenses (paints, canvas, studio rent and the like) and giving yourself a wage…

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How to find the perfect art studio

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Are you looking to rent an art studio? Read our post covering the process of finding and choosing the perfect artist’s work space.

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5 less obvious holiday destinations for artists

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Dreaming of your next holiday? Our 5 suggestions of less-trodden creative destinations should give you invaluable inspiration.

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Your guide to thriving as an artist outside the major art capitals

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Many of those today who aspire to a sustainable artistic practice, or already have a long history of precisely that, have found themselves confronted with a major dilemma as London, New York and other more obvious art capitals have become…

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6 things you should know as a novice abstract painter

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Would you like to try abstract painting for the first time or paint with a little more skill or inspiration? If so, turn to ArtWeb for some timely advice.

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What are the principles of successful mixed-media printmaking?

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Have you always wanted to get into mixed-media printmaking? Find out more about the principles and processes involved at ArtWeb.

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