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How to thrive as an artist

Starve, strive, survive, then thrive. That is the basic formula for an artist to go from the starving artist phase to the thriving artist phase. Phase?...

AIDA is a secret, not an Egyptian opera

AIDA is not just an opera. This isnt about a Giuseppe Verdi opera or an Egyptian heroine. Instead the AIDA that I explain here is...

How to publish prints and why

How to publish prints and why How to publish prints and why? That is the big question for artists nowadays. It is big because there...
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Spotting the next winner?  The New ActivCanvas App.

Spotting the next winner?  The New ActivCanvas App. How to pick the next big thing? I reckon that a contender must be the new free ActivCanvas...

ZEN AND THE ART OF ART.

ZEN AND THE ART OF ART ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ by Robert Pirsig is a rather special book. First published back in...
'How to Make a Living as an Artist' by Colin Ruffell

RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BRAIN

RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BRAIN Shock headline: Right brain left brain theory has been debunked. The popular theory suggested that the two halves of a human brain...
AIDA

HOW TO SELL YOUR ART

HOW TO SELL YOUR ART This is the biggie. The big question that successful artists get asked all the time. And of course the answer is...
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...

The Original Art Register

The Original Art Register Hooray! At last there is somewhere on the world wide web that provides a vital long-overdue service and resource for current...
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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...

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Sketches or photographs as reference

Sketches or photographs as reference.... I paint cityscapes, among other things, and I want to base my paintings on real views. So in my studio...

EMPERORS NEW CLOTHES

The emperor’s new clothes idiom. This ‘Emperors New Clothes’ subject follows on from my previous blog post about Arty Farty Bol**cks. In that post I...

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS

ARTY FARTY BOL**CKS Sorry about the inferred swear words. But this a term that is widely used to describe something quite interesting.     Arty Farty B’s refers to...

ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS

MY ART COLLEGE…PROS AND CONS Art college ‘pros and cons’ is a subject that I have been mulling over for the last 54 years. That...

An Artists Manifesto

ARTISTS MANIFESTO One of the interesting things about being an artist is that some of us have produced and published a manifesto. I reckon that...