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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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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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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…

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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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What is beauty in art—and does it still matter?

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How have notions of beauty evolved in art down the centuries, and what do they tell us about the beauty of the art of today?

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What Is the Role of the Male Nude in the Art of Today?

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It’s fair to say that the male nude in art has undergone something of a chequered history.

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Why Does It Make So Much Sense to Paint with Acrylics?

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Acrylic is the painting medium that many of those who casually dabble in the discipline are most familiar with—and for good reason.

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