10 Daily Drawing Ideas

Have you ever felt like you just don’t have any ideas of what to draw? The blank page of your sketchbook and still no ideas! We know that regular daily drawing improves our skills whether its observation or imaginative drawing, but actually knowing what to draw can often stop us before we start. Daily drawing…

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Planning a series of paintings

I thought it would be interesting to share my process for planning a series of paintings. I am always interested in how artists create particularly Bonnard , Monet and contemporary artists such as Alice Mumford. I have found that artists develop their ideas in lots of different ways and I certainly approach a new series…

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How to create contrast in your paintings using a toned ground.

How to create contrast in your paintings using a toned ground. Toned grounds can often be a passive element to a painted creating a mid tone 5 to create unity for the painting as a whole. I wanted to explore how complimentary colours could be used to develop contrast and complexity. I have long been…

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2021 Art Resolutions

Looking back at my art resolutions from last year… 2020 was going to be my big launch into art galleries, show and exhibitions. I worked hard and had a lot of events booked in during May, June and early September and was busy preparing and planning for each month. Then came March 23rd… At the…

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How to improve for beginner artists.

How to improve for beginner artist or at any stage in our artistic journey? I don’t think there is a particularly best medium for an artist to start with, its all about your personal preference , what you have available and your budget. So what ever medium is your inspiration to start these are the…

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Cleaning brushes for oil painters.

Cleaning brushes for oil painters can often be a bit of a chore. I have often forgotten, been distracted or left my studio in a rush and returned a day later and found a rock hard brush covered in paint! So are there any easy ways to clean brushes which are quick and fuss free?…

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How do artists start a painting?

Blank canvas worries can often stop us before we even start! There are lots of ways to start a painting, everyone is different and unique in what inspires them.

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