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Update: A Talk on Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida, oil on canvas, women by the sea, painting, fine art, london, london fine art studios, oil painting, seaside painting, oil painting workshops, art classes london

Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, is the name of the upcoming Sorolla exhibition that will take place at the National Gallery from the 18th March to the 7th April 2019. “From the vivid seascapes, garden views, and bather scenes for which he is most renowned, to portraits, landscapes and genre scenes of Spanish life, the exhibition […]

THE HISTORY OF THE COLOUR BLUE

London Fine Art Studios Gainsborough, The Blue Boy, 1770

Sophia Burnell, our summer term de Lazslo scholar gave a wonderfully insightful lecture this term on the history of the colour BLUE. The colour blue defines the majority of our world – the sky reflects the sea, and therefore informs everything else we see, but it wasn’t widely used in art until the Renaissance. According […]

The Mirror – History of the Black Mirror

London fine art studios Philip de Laszlo using a mirror in the studio

For centuries the mirror, or its equivalent piece of polished metal, has been used by artists to help them see the shapes and values of the image they are painting on a flat plane in reverse. Indeed Leonardo da Vinci in his treatise on painting entitles ones section “Come lo specchio é maestro de’pittori” The […]

Etching: A Survey – History and Techniques

Etching Course London Fine Art Studios Francisco Goya Aquatint

What is etching? The word etch itself is a Germanic word for eat, where the acid would literally eat the metal. Etching is an intaglio method of printmaking, intaglio methods include hard and soft ground etching, engraving, drypoint, mezzotint and aquatint. All these methods share a common ink transferring process. The design is etched into […]

LFAS postcards have arrived!

We are thrilled with the results of our first ever postcard competition!  We received many varied and beautiful images and were hard pressed to narrow it down, however, after much deliberation we selected 8 works to reproduce as postcards. The postcards have now arrived and are on sale in our shop, Lavender Hill Colours.  They are […]

Life Drawing with Flaming June

Flaming June | London Fine Art Studios

Last week Leighton House Museum opened a spectacular new exhibition which sees Flaming June returned home.  This painting is accompanied by the four other works that Leighton submitted to the Royal Academy the year before his death.  Together they form an exceptional and intoxicating body of work. On Tuesday 15 November, 1-4pm, Ann will be […]

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