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Colin Ruffell F.R.S.A.

COLIN RUFFELL ARTIST [INTERVIEW]

COLIN RUFFELL ARTIST to coincide with 'featured artist' exhibition at Skylark One Gallery “I have been a full-time professional artist for over 50 years. I...

HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST

‘HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AS AN ARTIST’ was the title of my first book. It’s about ways to succeed in the professional art business...
The weakest link

CONSTRAINTS … THE WEAKEST LINK.

CONSTRAINTS … THE WEAKEST LINK. I want to share with you a simple concept that cost me a few quid a while back. The guru...

Fellow Sklylark artist Jane Skinner

Jane Skinner artist Jane Skinner is a most interesting, highly unusual, and very amusing artist, and fellow member of the Skylark collective showing at Skylark...
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TREVOR THE CAT VIDEO

TREVOR the CAT explains all about the paintings and prints in which he is the star. And how Colin Ruffell the artist is lousy...
Rembrandt drawing

Drawing huh! Why would anybody just do a drawing when they could make a...

DRAWING I don’t do much drawing nowadays. I used to, but I don’t seem to do so anymore. I mean, why would anybody just do...
The Inner Critics by Heather Tobias

Heather Tobias in conversation with Colin Ruffell.

Heather Tobias in conversation with Colin Ruffell. Introducing Skylark artist Heather Tobias. You may already know Heather Tobias as an established film and TV actress whose...

Six theories about art

'Six theories about ART' by Colin Ruffell ‘What it means and what to do about it’ This blog post, concerning six possible theories about art, is based on...
Lasceaux cave painting

Cave Paintings at Lascaux

Lascaux Cave Paintings.  Lasceaux is in the Dordogne region in southwest France. In 1940 a teenager named Marcel Ravidat, hunting for a lost dog with...
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‘New World – London’ by Colin Ruffell

'New World - London' by Colin Ruffell Step by step progress from blank canvas to finished picture Original painting was commissioned for private collector. ​ Also available as...
Cat and Rainbow

Cat and Pot of Gold

Cat and Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow Did you see my recent email and blog about my new Etsy online shop...
AMALFI

LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT or SQUARE

LANDSCAPE, PORTRAIT or SQUARE These are the usual choices of orientation when you start to paint a picture.   ‘AMALFI’ by Colin Ruffell   Landscape. Obviously ‘landscape’ is called...