Sophie’s blog

Inspiration and Practical Tips for Artists and Art Lovers

Sophie is an artist, writer, tutor and art historian. On this blog you will find painting tips and techniques, art history, exhibition reviews and  more. Tuesdays are posting days!

Sophie’s blog

Sophie is an artist, writer, tutor and art historian. On this blog you will find painting tips and techniques, art history, exhibition reviews and  more. Tuesdays are posting days!

Inspiration and Practical Tips for Artists and Art lovers

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RWA Open Exhibition 2018
The 166th RWA Open Exhibition is on again in Bristol, UK. This annual exhibition has been going strong for so[...]
William Larkin: The Curtain Master
The work of William Larkin (early 1580s – 1619) stands out from the crowd. Not only because some of his[...]
William Larkin’s Style of Painting and the End of an Era
Larkin’s Portrait of Diana CecilThe huge portrait of Diana Cecil (1596 - 1654) (it is over 2 meters tall) is one[...]
Oil Painting Tips for Beginners
Want to try oil paints but not sure where to start? Are you worried oil painting might be too difficult?[...]

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