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RELIGION IN ART

  RELIGION IN ART ‘Religious art or sacred art is artistic imagery using religious inspiration and motifs and is often intended to uplift the mind to the spiritual.’ Wikepedia. But is it? Is...
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GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE …

GICLEE IS STILL THE BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD I wrote a blog post about giclee printing a couple of years ago. It claimed that giclee is...

THE COLOUR CIRCLE [or COLOUR WHEEL]

THE COLOUR CIRCLE I set myself to write about the subject ‘The Colour Circle’ a long time ago. That is because I am an artist...

iPad, mobile and tablet art

IPAD ART  This is about iPad or other mobile and tablet art. I mentioned this in a previous blog about plein air painting or making...

‘Plein air’ painting is painting outdoors

PLEIN AIR 'Plein air' painting is the act of painting outdoors. But why is it at all interesting and relevant where the art was created?...
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ORIGINAL PRINTS or REPRODUCTIONS

ORIGINAL PRINTS or REPRODUCTIONS Are fine art prints ‘original prints’ or ‘reproductions’? In a previous blog I talked about the distinction between a so-called ‘Limited Edition’...
Technology has changed everything

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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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...