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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...
Rembrandt drawing

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...
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...
Black Cab in gold frame

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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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...
Watching paint dry

Watching paint dry

Watching paint dry. Last Saturday I gave a demonstration of my acrylic painting technique in a huge new artists supply shop in London. The shop...
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...
Uffington White Horseearly example of animals in art

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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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...

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...