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!

Busting the Myths of Painting
Practical Tips for Artists
Inspiration for Art lovers

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Colour Mixing in Pastel
How to mix  colours to create the ones you don’t have Take this short course to learn how to layer[...]
Sky Landscape Artist of the Year: Winner’s Interview
Last night we could watch the final of Sky Landscape Artist of the Year.  This is a painting competition on[...]
On Painting & Poetry (2)
I’d like to continue with the article I started last week. It was written in 1718 by an anonymous author[...]
On Painting & Poetry (1)
The piece of writing below was sent to The Free-Thinker, an early 18th century journal (or magazine), by an anonymous[...]

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Best Pastel Brands
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Busting the Myths of Oil Painting: Supports
An oil painting should be done on canvas, right? Wrong. It can be painted on a whole host of supports[...]
Oil Painting: Toxicity in Oils
Updated May 2018A Hot Topic  amongst many (beginning) oil painters is the toxicity of working with oils. Many people refer[...]

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Best Oil Paints
There is a very large choice of oil paint out there. And the price range is equally large!A tube of[...]

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