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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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Arts and crafts

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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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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Getting The Most Out Of A Life Drawing Class

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By Cherie Sullivan via ArtWeb

As you will have already gained insight into if you read our recent blog post on the human body in art, there are few subjects quite as compelling as the figure in drawing, painting, sculpture or almost any other creative…

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The News Today Will Be The Artworks Of Tomorrow

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James White we will all be refugees

Headlines grab us: that is their job. Photojournalism hits home hard: the best examples have become morbid bookmarks in the history of modern man as well as symbols of national identity. This post skims over the surface of visual culture…

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Where Can You Exhibit Your Work? – Alternative Art Spaces

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Christopher Witchall via ArtWeb

With the price of gallery space at an all-time high, space of any kind being at a premium and opportunities to exhibit within the arts dwindling fast, it is important to think outside the box and diversify. This post looks…

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Nature and Surroundings – Spotlight Interview with Painter Beverley Rouwen

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Beverley Rouwen

Please Give Us A Few Words Of Introduction About Yourself I am Beverley Rouwen, and I live with my husband and two sons in the Kent countryside [England]. My work is inspired by nature, my surroundings and everyday life. I…

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Delicate Details: Art Round March 2015 part 1

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Welcome to Art Round, our bi-weekly highlights of artists and artwork on ArtWeb.com! Featured Websites Barry Idris Jackson - http://www.idrisjackson.co.uk/ Printmaker and painter Barry is using the ’3 column gallery’ template. Barry’s work primarily concerns his ‘experience of space’, and often…

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