Category Archives: Reblog

Getting Inspired at an Art Gallery

I get newsletters from the Independent Art School and I thought I’d share the one I received today. ***** Going to a gallery can be the most motivating and inspiring activity! Even if you are not an artist it still feels … Continue reading

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9 Warning Signs of an Amateur Artist (from skinnyartist.com)

This article is from skinnyartist.com but I couldn’t work out how to share it on this blog easily so I’m just copying and pasting:   Are you a “Professional” Artist? I’m not talking about if you have a corporate sponsorship or whether or … Continue reading

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Punch Cartoon 43

Originally posted on The Humour of the Great War:
In 1913, the year before the start of the Great War, a major exhibition in New York introduced the Americans to European modern art and to cubism in particular. Cubism was…

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10 Ways to Revive Your Studio Spirit When You’ve Hit a Brick Wall

Every day a newsletter pops into my email box from ArtistsNetwork. Now they are a commercial organisation but nevertheless I find their blogs and information very interesting if you ignore the underlying ‘buy this’  message. Today I read this blog … Continue reading

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Equally at home with a palette or a pen – Andrew Lambirth

This is sort of a repost. It is an article by art critic Andrew Lambirth in this morning’s Sunday Telegraph. An interesting take on the artist v critic: “Writers about art are not necessarily artists themselves, but when they are, … Continue reading

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5 Habits of Happy Artists

This is really a sort of reblog but, although there is a SkinnyWP, it doesn’t have this post which is from skinnyartist.com . So apologies to the original author but I can’t figure out how to share this without just … Continue reading

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A great palette for acrylic painting: The butcher tray

Originally posted on BUSY BRUSH CAFE:
by Robert Conway After years of fumbling around and using anything lying around as a palette for my acrylic paintings (including albums, CDs and ripped up pieces of cardboard) a friend of mine suggested to me…

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A New Year – A New Artistic You

Originally posted on Street of Dreams:
I’ve never been particularly fond of New Years. Maybe it’s because I have always sucked at keeping my resolutions. Maybe it’s because I find the song “Auld Lang Syne” incredibly depressing.   Or perhaps it…

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Trying to emulate other artists can spoil your painting journey

Originally posted on BUSY BRUSH CAFE:
The Portal” _ oil painting on canvas _ 2004 _ sold by Robert Conway Once I have my finished my layout for my next painting its a done deal, i’m sticking with the plan. I…

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Psychedelia vs Asthma

Originally posted on pposeur:
  The tutor had ambitious aims for the session. He would split the class in 2, half working in sketch pads while seated, the others doing larger pictures while standing at easels. This would get more…

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