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PUBLISHING OPEN or LIMITED EDITIONS

PUBLISHING OPEN or LIMITED EDITIONS Makers of most products relish the prospect of sales volume, and do not paint themselves into a corner before they...
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The value of FEEDBACK for artists

FEEDBACK for artists   The term ‘feedback’ is used to describe the helpful information or criticism about prior action, service, or product from an individual, which...
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‘Fat over Lean’ painting rule

FAT OVER LEAN Fat over lean is a phrase that comes from traditional artist’s studios. It refers to the sequence that should apply when painting with...
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CAMERA OBSCURA

A DARK ROOM German astronomer Johannes Kepler was the first to coin the term ‘camera obscura’ in 1604. The word ‘camera’ translates as ‘vaulted room’...
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MORE ABOUT ACRYLOGRAPHS

MORE ABOUT ACRYLOGRAPHS from the studio of Colin Ruffell Some artists thrive using established techniques while others enjoy experimenting with new methods. History points a finger...
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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...
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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...
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GROUNDS for ART

GROUNDS for ART  This is not quite the same as ‘Grounds for Complaint’ or ‘Grounds for Divorce’. Grounds for art stuff is a term used about...
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Oils, acrylics, and water-colours

Oils, acrylics, and water-colours There are lots of ways to make coloured marks on a surface. This blog is about the common kinds of paints...
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Framing your art piece

Framing your art piece. An artist has a difficult choice to make after finishing creating a painting, drawing, print, or similar work of flat wall...

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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...