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Should Beginner Painters Avoid Watercolour?

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In a recent ArtWeb blog post of mine on the subject of where to start when learning to paint, I stated on the subject of watercolours that “despite their hobbyist-friendly image, [they] should perhaps be approached with caution by newbie…

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“Blossom Blast 2017″ – Tokyo’s Fierce All-Female Art Exhibition

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Below, we hear from Daniel H. Rosen, founder and director of Tokyo Dex, a creative agency in Tokyo behind Blossom Blast—an exhibition that celebrates femininity and showcases the amazing talent pool of ambitious female artists in Japan Serendipity brings with it…

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What to Consider Before Buying an Etching Press

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While an etching press is the most important piece of equipment for etching, there is wide variation in the types of etching presses available, while the specific printmaking processes that you practise are also likely to influence your choice of…

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Learning to Paint: Tips on Where to Start

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It’s easy to become overwhelmed by all of the technical information out there about painting, or for that matter, to presume that painting is a ‘free for all’ world. However, there are still some basic things that it is helpful…

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Art Events for December 2016

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of December, submitted by the ArtWeb community: Christmas Exhibition ArtWeb member Felice Hardy is the artist of the month in December 2016 at this Christmas Exhibition Dates Dec 1 –…

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5 Lesser-Known Artists to Have Used Their Bodies for Their Art

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To what extent would you be willing to use your own body for your art? That is a question that many artists over the last century, in particular, have asked themselves, producing results that have been by turns insightful, controversial…

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Art Events for November 2016

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A list of some fantastic artist events coming up in the month of November, submitted by the ArtWeb community:   The Colin Jellicoe Gallery Exhibition Group show of gallery artists—featuring two paintings by ArtWeb member Tricia Warrington Dates Nov 1, 2016 –…

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How to Write Effectively About Your Own Artwork

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Text Box by Russel Jakubowski via ArtWeb

If there is one task that has filled many an artist with dread down the generations, it is that of writing articulately and clearly about their own work. On one hand, writing about art may seem to be one of…

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The Community-Led Contemporary Art Scene in Yokohama, Japan

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This post was originally published on Tokyo Cheapo. Yokohama has a lot going for it—stunning views, the ever-growing craft beer community, Minato Mirai—but there’s also a burgeoning contemporary art scene that’s well worth exploring. Finding the best of the Yokohama…

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Advice on Getting the Colours Right in Your Painted Portraits

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When painting portraits, it can be tricky to consistently achieve the right skin, eye, lip and hair colour tones. The fact that colour names often differ from one manufacturer to the next, as well as that some oil colours are…

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