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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tia Gillespie – An OCAD University Graduate, Professional Artist from Canada

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Being an artist Please give us a few words of introduction about yourself I am an emerging artist based in Kingston ON Canada. I graduated from OCAD University with a Major in Drawing & Painting and a Minor in Art…

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Sylvia Paul – Artist, Painter from United Kingdom

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Being an artist When did you decide to pursue art as a career? I have wanted to pursue a career in art since secondary school. What training did you have? I left school at 16 yrs and did a foundation…

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