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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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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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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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5 Steps to Drawing and Painting More Convincing Figures

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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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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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