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!

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!

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BP Portrait Award 2018 Review
The BP Portrait Award 2018 is on show at the National Portrait Gallery in London. This most prestigious of portrait[...]
Robert Peake & Charles I
Robert Peake the Elder (c. 1551–1619) was a fascinating painter who worked during the transition of Tudor (Elizabeth I) and[...]
Glossary of Painting
In the past few months I have been giving away a painting glossary to my subscribers (or clan members as[...]
Cory Huff, How to Sell your Art Online: A Book Review
Cory Huff is the guy behind The Abundant Artist, a hugely successful site that offers artists help and advice on[...]

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Best Pastel Brands
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Oil Painting: Toxicity in Oils
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BP Portrait Award 2014
17th Century Old Master paintings and sumptuous Jacobean styled costumes are some of the associations had and the inspiration for[...]