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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...

‘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...

Cave Paintings at Lascaux

Lascaux Cave Paintings.  Lasceaux is in the Dordogne region in southwest France. In 1940 a teenager named Marcel Ravidat, hunting for a lost dog with...

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...

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. Last Saturday I gave a demonstration of my acrylic painting technique in a huge new artists supply shop in London. The shop...

How to thrive as an artist

Starve, strive, survive, then thrive. That is the basic formula for an artist to go from the starving artist phase to the thriving artist phase. Phase?...

How to get into galleries

How to get into galleries. A lot of artists want to exhibit in commercial art galleries. They see it as recognition of their quality as...

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...

Artistic License

ARTISTIC LICENCE.  A skill or a creative act? Artistic License (also known as Poetic License or Dramatic License). Examples would be in a written piece like a...

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