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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...
Sun

NORTH LIGHT IN ARTISTS’ STUDIOS

NORTH LIGHT IN ARTISTS’ STUDIOS ‘North light’ means that the windows in the room face north. And this fact, here in Brighton, England, Europe in...
Amateurs and professionals in the art business

Amateurs and professionals in the art business

Amateurs and professionals in the art business. by Colin Ruffell for 'Art Business Today' magazine Jan 2011 I have heard it estimated that there are 100...
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...
CR printing on Epson

Self publishing for artists

Self publishing for artists…whatever next? Self publishing has had the single biggest impact on many artists lives in the last few years. The end of...
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...
CR printing on Epson

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...
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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...
Lovely thick paint

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...
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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Small, medium, or big art…

Big art, middle size art, or small art? This blog is about the benefits and problems that painters have when they choose...

NUDES, WHY? SEX IN ART!

One of the reasons that I was interested in becoming an artist when I was just a teenage schoolboy was that artists...

WEDNESDAYS JOB

WEDNESDAY’S JOB – part 1 … by Rachel Brown Administration – love it or hate it – it’s got to...

Sale or Return issues

SALE OR RETURN ISSUES. Recently I received an email order from one of the art galleries that has been showing and selling...

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...