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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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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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Advice on Getting the Colours Right in Your Painted Portraits

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Painting Palette

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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The Basics of Setting Up Your Own Printmaking Studio

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The ubiquity of the printed image in our contemporary world makes it unsurprising that the art of printmaking – encompassing such traditional disciplines as relief, intaglio, screen printing and lithography – continues to capture so many artists’ imaginations. However, while…

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3 of the Most Controversial Works of Public Art

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Apollo Pavilion |  © Copyright Andrew Curtis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

It seems that everyone has an opinion on public art, whether positive or negative. Is it all a waste of taxpayers’ money, or a welcome way to add interest to what may otherwise be a dull urban or rural landscape?…

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3 Surprisingly Invaluable Books for Turning from an Amateur into a Professional Artist

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Paint Pencils

Some artists handle the divide between amateur and professional more easily than others. While some can become disillusioned by a stop-start practice defined by only occasional sales or gallery interest, perhaps due to prohibitive time, money or location factors, others…

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The Stories Behind 5 of the UK’s Greatest Art Colleges

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© Copyright Neil Theasby and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

If there is one type of institution that may never receive its just credit for its pivotal role in producing some of the world’s genuine creative greats – in fields often far transcending fine art – it has to be…

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How to Find the Perfect Art Studio

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It is many an amateur and even professional artist’s dream to have access to their own working space. They may have this aspiration for many different reasons – perhaps a simple lack of space at home in which to get…

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Tips for Building Up your Contacts List As a Professional Artist

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It can be very easy, as an aspirant or current artist, to see the broader art world as arcane and impenetrable, in which those who possess the ‘gift of the gab’ all too often triumph over those with the most…

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6 Great Abstract Artists You Shouldn’t Ignore

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Katy Moran, Joe's in Town, 2012

Painting may be the artistic medium that has been declared ‘dead’ more times than any other, but for as long as there exists some kind of paint, some kind of painting surface and some kind of human being to bring…

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