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4-5 Weeks: Emma’s Foundation Course Journey

It has been another very productive couple of weeks at LFAS. The last four lessons have been spent building on the quick line exercises in charcoal on brown paper by moving towards sustained drawings of complicated casts, focusing on shadow shapes, shading and volume. We have learnt how to manipulate the charcoal in a variety […]

AAF Battersea Autumn Live Painting Demonstration

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By Nada Walton This year’s Affordable Art Fair invited London Fine Art Studios tutors, Joni Duarte and Archie Wardlaw to present a live portrait painting demonstration. The demonstrations were held upstairs in the Artists Lounge area, showcasing the artists’ fine art techniques with an interactive description of each artists’ unique process, from the colours on the […]

RHS Harvest Festival Live Painting Demonstration

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One of our tutors, Nneka Uzoigwe, was invited to this year’s Autumn Harvest Festival Show at the Royal Horticultural Society. She had two days to present a live painting demonstration of a wide range of harvest staged by the RHS.  Live painting demo, Nneka Uzoigwe, RHS In Nneka’s own words: This autumn we were invited […]

Update: A Talk on Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

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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 […]

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