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Watercolours, the landscape and ‘plein-air’ painting: practical tips and guidance

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Water colors en plein air

Outdoor painting still has many potential benefits, including in how it forces an artist to look hard at a subject and make quick decisions as to how to depict it.

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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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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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Wang-Eyed Pop Folk Art – Spotlight Interview with Artist Tim Bradford

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Being An Artist Please Give Us A Few Words Of Introduction About Yourself I am a folk artist (specifically a new wave wang-eyed pop folk artist) tapping a well of inspiration — hidden landscapes, sad skies, old maps, memories, politics,…

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Journeys and Landscapes | Spotlight Interview with Artist Jayne Stokes

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Being An Artist – Jayne Stokes Please Give Us A Few Words Of Introduction About Yourself I am a mixed media artist living and working in North Berwick, Scotland. My current work focuses on journeys and our relationship with landscape. I…

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Wild Landscapes – Spotlight Interview with Painter Douglas Roulston

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See more of Douglas’ work at www.douglasroulston.co.uk Being an artist Please give us a few words of introduction about yourself My name is Douglas Roulston, originally from Glasgow, I studied at Duncan of Jordanstone and achieved a MFA in Fine…

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Contemplative Horizons: Painter John Townsend in the Spotlight

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Painter John Townsend creates tranquil, peaceful works depicting isolated coastal and landscape scenes. To see more of his work, visit: http://www.johntownsendart.com/ Being an artist Please give us a few words of introduction about yourself… Although I was born and went to…

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Light and Shadow: Spotlight Interview with Kimberley Harris

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Our latest spotlight interview is with painter Kimberley Harris, and you can see more of her work at: www.kgharris.artweb.com. Being an artist Please give us a few words of introduction about yourself My name is Kimberley, I am 29 years old…

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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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Pattern, contrast, and atmosphere – artist interview with June Broadhurst

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Being an artist Please give us a few words of introduction about yourself… I am 84. Born and brought up in tiny village on the edge of the North Yorkshire moors. My father was the village blacksmith, and I had…

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