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 […]

From the Models Perspective

Debora our model from Florence Final

This beautiful piece of writing was sent to me by our lovely model Debora. She came to London from Florence, Italy to model at the studios in January this year and stayed until the end of June. The studio’s life and atmosphere is as much enhanced by the wonderfully creative and diverse models who pose […]

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 […]

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