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Primary Colour in Painting

Primary Colour in Painting

Primary colour in painting tends to be synonymous with a core of modernist masters. Whether Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Sonia Delaunay or Kasimir Malevich first spring to mind is neither here nor there when an image of pure saturated colour is what matters. To think about… more
A guide to artist’s residencies

A guide to artist’s residencies

A unique opportunity to be immersed in new surroundings for a specific time period, an artists’ residency offers wide-ranging benefits to participants. Residencies are a place to work without distractions, focusing purely on your artwork without the stress of external circumstances. The best creative environments come… more
BEAUTY MATTERS

BEAUTY MATTERS

 *(Image: George Field)   By Alastair Gordon | Dec 2020   We have heard it said beauty is in the eye of the beholder.   In the past, beauty has been associated with the unquenchable virtues of goodness and truth. In a classical sense, beauty involved… more
What is a Painting Ground and Why is it Important? by Nina Royle

What is a Painting Ground and Why is it Important? by Nina Royle

At work, behind the scenes of a painting  - behind an image made with coloured daubs of paint – are the support and ground that hold it together. The former refers to a surface such as canvas, wooden panel, metal or paper. The latter to a… more
Demystifying Mediums by Juan Bolivar

Demystifying Mediums by Juan Bolivar

In artistic terms until recently ‘medium’ was something that defined an artist's practice (for example, photography as a medium, printmaking as a medium or painting as a medium), but in the 1980's Jon Thompson, who led the Art Department at Goldsmiths College, changed this attitude and… more
Painting with Mud by Alastair Gordon

Painting with Mud by Alastair Gordon

Some paints come from the most unusual of places. One especially macabre pigment was Mummy Brown, sourced from the putrefied remains of human corpses. Equally dubious is Bone Black, originally produced from the charred remains of waste ivory. British landscape painter William Turner was famous for… more

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