Author Archive for Gavin Lenaghan

Advice on selling your artwork, whatever your career stage

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Outdoor art fair to sell your artwork

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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The best surfaces to paint on when using oils

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It’s a fascinating question for new and experienced oil painters alike: What surface, or ‘support’ to use the popular painters’ parlance, should you actually be painting on when you work with oils? You probably won’t be taken aback when told…

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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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How to dress for an art gallery viewing

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Do you struggle to decide what to wear to an art gallery or exhibition opening? If so, swot up on our handy dress-code tips at ArtWeb.

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Which paper best suits which printmaking process?

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Given the many other labour-intensive and time-consuming stages of printmaking – not least the production of the matrix, such as the plate, block or stone that carries the image information to be printed – choosing your printing paper can seem…

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5 techniques to try with your next acrylic painting

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Learn about 5 techniques that will help you to get more out of acrylic painting, with the help of ArtWeb.

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