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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Top 10 Framing Tips
What should artists and collectors look out for when framing a work of art? After my extensive interview with my[...]
Colour at Incamminati
In the past couple of blog articles I have been exploring colour a little. But there is this one place[...]
Painter of light and colour: Monet
Claude Monet (1840 - 1926) has always been known to us all for his amazing waterlily paintings. We all know[...]
Colour: Value, Chroma and Temperature
Colour is a major part of most paintings. So how do you choose your paint colours and how do you[...]

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Brush Work
Which brushes should you choose for oil painting? The number of different types of brushes is endless! There is bristle, synthetic or natural hair, there is round, filbert, bright or flat, long handles or short handles and the list goes on. Read on for your ultimate guide to oil painting brushes.