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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