Tag Archive for painting

Media in focus: Chinese traditional painting

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A brief guide on the techniques, materials and history of Chinese traditional painting.

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5 techniques to try with your next acrylic painting

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Learn about 5 techniques that will help you to get more out of acrylic painting, with the help of ArtWeb.

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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 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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The Many Ways Artists Have Been Using Ink

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As a drawing and painting medium, ink has been available to us for as long as almost any alternative.

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The Possibilities of White Paint and the 5 Artists Who Realised Them

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Is white a mere neutral or ‘base’ colour for artists, or is it the colour – one of the most literally illuminating of all? It’s not a question that has necessarily been asked as often as it should have been…

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6 Things You Should Know As a Novice Abstract Painter

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While we have certainly written in the past here at ArtWeb about some of the abstract artists of which you should be aware, we haven’t focused much on the basic point and essence of abstract painting, and what it should…

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5 Women Who Showed New Ways Forward for Self-portraiture

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Self-portraiture is one of those vexed subjects within art that has not always attracted the attention and analysis it really deserves. After all, there is so much more to any given artist’s self-portrait than a straightforward expression of ‘this is…

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