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Do You Dare Take On the Challenge of Nude Self-Portrait?

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The self-portrait has long been absolutely central to Western art. It’s a genre that has been dabbled in by seemingly every celebrated and less-celebrated artist, from Sir Anthony van Dyck and Joseph Mallord William Turner to Lucian Freud and Louise…

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

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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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6 Great Abstract Artists You Shouldn’t Ignore

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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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Breaking Boundaries: Ways to Push Yourself as an Artist

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As artists we often settle in our comfort zone. It is especially easy to do so when your work is selling well, the feedback is strong and you are facing less obstacles. How long should we stay in that comfort…

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8 steps to overcoming creative block

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All creative people at some point or another suffer from ‘artists’ block’, a cycle of frustration generated through a lack of inspiration and a lack of self-belief. These two creative enemies perpetuate one another until the artist in question reaches…

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Guest Post: A Painting Trip by Mary Stubberfield

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  This blog post was originally published on Mary’s blog – http://www.marystubberfield.co.uk/blog. Sometimes, despite being inspired by nature, cities and everyday objects artist’s block sets in. No matter how hard I try, inspiration eludes me. So I use the time to…

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Motivation tips for artists

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“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol It’s that time of year, when the Christmas and New Year excitement is over, and the January blues are threatening to come round for tea……

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Exhibition: Royal College of Art Degree show

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We headed down to the Royal College of Art to catch the MA degree show at their Battersea Campus. Regarded as one of the most prestigious colleges in the world, the work on show represents some of the finest creative…

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