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

I am an artist, writer, tutor and art historian. On this blog I aim to open up the world of art and pick out some inspiration and honest paintings tips.

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

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Uart Pastel Paper Review
Uart pastel paper is a relatively new kid on the block. It is manufactured in the US by a sandpaper[...]
Painting Fine Detail in Pastel
Painting fine detail in pastel is a subject that is not often discussed. You would be forgiven to think, that[...]
Marketing for Artists
Art marketing (for artists) has a huge market. There are lots of books on the subject, and in my early[...]
Leonardo’s Drawings
Until 6 May 2019 there are no less than 12 exhibitions of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings simultaneously all over the[...]

Popular Posts

Best Pastel Brands
After another lovely day of teaching students the dusty joys of pastel I thought it might be useful to write[...]
Top 10 Best Books on Painting
The top 10?  Well, maybe a top 11 or 12. And that’s not counting the ones I don’t know about[...]
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[...]

Featured post

Why Soft Pastels are not Chalks
Again and again people seem to refer to soft pastels as chalks, chalk crayons, chalk pastels and so forth. Even[...]

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