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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...

DOODLING DOODLES

  Doodling Doodles Doodles are visual evidence of thought happenings. If you have an artist inside you maybe you doodle when you have pen or pencil and...

ACRYLIC versus WATER COLOUR or OIL PAINT

ACRYLIC versus WATER COLOUR or OIL PAINT I wrote a blog piece about oils, acrylics and watercolour paints about a year ago. . The subject...

PICTURE FRAMING ISSUES FOR ARTISTS

PICTURE FRAMING ISSUES FOR ARTISTS I am not an expert in framing my artwork, but I know a man who is. In fact I know quite...

Open Studios and Artist’s Open Houses

OPEN STUDIOS AND OPEN HOUSES This blog-post is about ‘Open Studios’ and ‘Artist’s Open Houses’. Open Studios is an established system that artists have long...

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?...

LICENSING thoughts for artists

LICENSING for artists Licensing is an important item in an artist’s tool cupboard. It does a couple of things that really make a difference. And...

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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BENEFITS NOT FEATURES OF ART…

BENEFITS NOT FEATURES OF ART... This blog is another re-run of a previous blog from a couple of years...

ART – FOR SALE or FOR RENT.

SELL or RENT Most artists have two tasks going on at the same time. First is making their art,...

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...