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Etching: A Survey – History and Techniques

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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 […]

Monochrome – Painting in Black and White

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Monochrome – Painting in Black and White – Van Eyck to Gerhard Richter This Friday I set off with India and Maggie to see the exhibition at the National Gallery. It is a must! The title might not excite most, but any painter will know how alluring this subject can be. Ironic that the Colour exhibition […]

Ann’s Out and About: Australian Impressionism

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Australia’s Impressionists   I have just been to see the most exiting exhibition at the perfect time of year! We are just planning all our landscape painting courses and I have booked some landscape painting trips. I have been getting my pochade boxes ready and Scott has been making lots of perfect panels.   This […]

The Practicalities of Landscape Painting

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One of the first things I learned when landscape painting was that it requires a lot of planning and equipment to make it through a full day of painting. Although it is possible to use a simple field easel, I have found that a Half-Size French Sketch Box is an excellent choice if you have plenty […]

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