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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...

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...

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’...

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...

Oleographs, Monoprints, and Acrylographs.

Oleographs, Monoprints, and Acrylographs. Oleographs, Monoprints, and Acrylographs are categories of art prints rather than techniques that artists use to make prints such as etching...

GICLEE PRINTS. The best thing since sliced bread.

GICLEE PRINTS. The best thing since sliced bread. Giclee is the best thing since sliced bread, or is it? Some artists will already have shut...

7-STEPS TO GET YOUR PICTURES INTO THE BIG SHOPS

7-STEPS TO GET YOUR PICTURES INTO THE BIG SHOPS Licensing images for John Lewis or Harrods A very successful international artist once confided with me saying...

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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...