Author Archive for Stephanie Gavan

How to prime paper and cardboard for oil painting

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A simple guide on how to prime these simple materials, allowing you to experiment without a hefty price tag attached.

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The dos and don’ts of working on an art series

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Some helpful tips to consider when creating your own art series.

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Express yourself: the art history of the selfie

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The desire for control over one’s self-image has been a concern of artists for centuries

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Art supplies: what to splurge on and where to save

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We’ve compiled a list of art supplies worth splurging on, and where you can afford to cut a few corners.

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8 New Year’s resolutions for artists to rekindle your creative spark

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As we say goodbye to 2020, there’s no better time to reflect on the challenges and successes of the past year and start planning for the twelve months ahead. The start of a new calendar marks a fresh slate ready…

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How to name and write descriptions about your art

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ArtWeb’s guide on how to name art and write descriptions that can make or break a sale!

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How to make festive artwork without slipping into clichés

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Practical considerations for making Christmas art, spotlighting the work of Artweb members who share their top tips for avoiding cliché this holiday season

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The best digital art exhibitions to check out this winter

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Thanks to the resourcefulness of artists & galleries, there are plenty of ways to enjoy world-class digital art exhibitions this winter.

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Mentorship in the art world: how to find a career coach

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6 practical steps to help find the right art mentor for you, and how to maintain that relationship once you’ve achieved it.

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How to evoke emotion through your art

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As an artist, what tools can you use to draw from humans’ well of associations? We share 4 principles for evoking emotion through your art.

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