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Spotlight interview with painter Kip Kavallares

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Newent-based artist Kip Kavallares shares with us his artistic process, ideas and inspiration.

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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 scan artwork

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How to scan artwork at home or professionally, including how to scan large works and Photoshop tips and techniques

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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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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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A short explanation of aquatint

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Whether you are a complete printmaking or etching novice or someone possessing a certain level of familiarity with these processes, you could be forgiven for being confused about the term ‘aquatint’ and precisely what it means. Aquatint, in a nutshell,…

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The key stages of preparing an etching plate

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Whether you are using such a metal as copper, zinc or steel – what are the basic steps to prepare the plate?

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4 ways to get more out of your figure drawings

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Exercises to help you gain greater value from your figure sketches.

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Things to know before you start oil painting

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The title of this blog post may give the impression that I am about to give you a definitive rundown of all of the things that you should be aware of before you attempt to paint with oils — and…

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