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Colour theory. CMYK and RGB

Colour theory. As an artist I think about colour using an established colour model. The primary colours are Blue Red Yellow, . With these three...
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MEMES and SCHEMES

MEMES and SCHEMES Memes and schemes are the lifeblood of a creative lifestyle.  Someone, a beloved person very close to me, told me recently that I...
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AFRICAN ART INFLUENCE

AFRICAN ART INFLUENCE ‘Sub-Saharan African art has had a major influence on European art for the last 100 years.’ This has been a claim made by...

SEXISM and the GREENWICH MERIDIAN

SEXISM and the GREENWICH MERIDIAN One reason that we might want to sort art and artists into groups is so that we can understand more. There...

Qigong, Meditation, and Lumpy Paper!

Qigong, Meditation, and Lumpy Paper!. Some art is really complicated and other art is really simple. Indeed some artists are really complicated and others are...
London Skyline by Colin Ruffell

Five things about London

Five things about London. London is a big, important, interesting, popular, exciting, place.     I was born and brought up here as well. That’s why I paint...
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Animals in Art

ANIMALS AS AN ART SUBJECT. Many artists have depicted animals in their art. Myself included. In my case I have painted our black cat many,...
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GREEN LEAVES AND RED BERRIES

GREEN LEAVES AND RED BERRIES The theory goes like this… Humans evolved from tree dwelling apes that lived in a green world where the dominant...
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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...
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Artistic License

ARTISTIC LICENCE.  A skill or a creative act? Artistic License (also known as Poetic License or Dramatic License). Examples would be in a written piece like a...

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TITLES AND LABELS FOR PAINTINGS

This is about the importance of titles and labels for paintings. So, if you are an artist, what do you call your paintings? Do you...

The Influence of the WWW and SOCIAL MEDIA on the ArtWorld

WWW and SOCIAL MEDIA We have had websites for a long time. Many online art galleries seem to be thriving. For artists the more recent...

Business to Business, or Consumer ? B2B, B2C + VAT.

B2B or B2C…Whats that? It stands for Business to Business, or Business to Consumer. B2B is where someone, or more than just one person of course, any business in fact,...

Art Publisher Contracts for Artists

Publishers Contracts When an artist has his or her artwork published by a dealer, gallery, card producer, calendar producer etc. then the publisher will usually...

BRIGHTON SEAFRONT ART EXHIBITION AND MORE

BRIGHTON SEAFRONT ART EXHIBITION AND MORE I am writing this blog post after a warm sunny bank holiday in May.   Bank holiday Brighton   So this seaside town...