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5 Steps to Drawing and Painting More Convincing Figures

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Male Nude by David Duncan via Artweb

Have you noticed that even in towns and villages where there may otherwise be very little formal art instruction on offer, there almost always seems to be a life drawing class going on somewhere? It’s almost as if, as human…

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Should Beginner Painters Avoid Watercolour?

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Watercolour painting

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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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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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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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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Bright and bold – Interview with painter Lisa Simpson

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Lisa Simpson is the feature of this Spotlight artist interview – see more of Lisa’s art here! Being an artist Please give us a few words of introduction about yourself I am a mum of 3 and love to paint…

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Pattern and contrast: Art Round January 2014 Part 1

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RiyaSakai

Welcome to the first Art Round of the year! We’re summing up the last 2 weeks of featured artists and artwork, interviews and events, all in the name of inspiration and enlightenment… enjoy! Featured Websites Riya Sakai - http://riyasakai.artweb.com/ Tokyo-based illustrator…

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Spotlight Interview with Landscape Painter Emma Cownie

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Emma Cownie

We featured landscape painter Emma Cownie’s website a couple of weeks ago, when we were instantly drawn to the vibrant, rich colours so prominent in her work. In this spotlight interview Emma shares the influences and ideas behind her paintings,…

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Expressive Colour and Tranquil Lands – Art Round September 2013 Part 2

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Linda Styles painting

Welcome to Art Round – Every 2 weeks we feature our favourite picks from artists and art work on ArtWeb.com. So sit back, relax, and prepare to be inspired by our latest highlights… Featured Websites Linda Styles Ceramics Our first…

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Sylvia Paul – Artist, Painter from United Kingdom

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Being an artist When did you decide to pursue art as a career? I have wanted to pursue a career in art since secondary school. What training did you have? I left school at 16 yrs and did a foundation…

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