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The best surfaces to paint on when using oils

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best surfaces for oil painting

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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How to write an artist statement

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A guide to writing an artist statement, the essential “who I am and what I do” of your marketing plan that helps you move up as an artist.

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Media in focus: egg tempera

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egg tempera landscape painting

Did you know egg tempera is more durable than oil and with a luminosity similar to watercolour?

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Working with art galleries: what artists need to know

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Should artists still seek gallery representation?

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Media in focus: vellum

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Vellum is one of the oldest surfaces available to artists, and is among the most technically challenging. Used by medieval monks, Albrecht Dürer, and by the UK government to record Acts of Parliament, it continues to inspire contemporary artists, many…

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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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A brief guide to enjoying art online: how to escape the endless scroll

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What I’m missing right now are the spontaneous activities that keep life interesting. Popping into a busy city gallery during a shopping trip or strolling through a cool museum on a hot day is a joy for many art lovers.…

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How to get your artwork recognised through Instagram

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For artists, Instagram plays a big role in debuting new work and prompting business opportunities. Here’s how to use it to your advantage.

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Making 3D art for the first time

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Looking for inspiration? Get your hands dirty with clay, glue and wire to try out different shapes, textures and patterns.

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Preparing for a recession as a contemporary artist

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preparing for a recession

Even as many governments worldwide begin to ‘reopen’ their economies after coronavirus-related shutdowns, it will be a long road to recovery. The Bank of England has predicted that the UK is facing its sharpest recession on record — in April, its economy…

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