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Mary Newcomb

This self-confessed “country artist” developed a cult following for her post-war paintings of everyday life. KATIE MCCABE revisits the inspirations behind her art

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Mark Entwisle

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition winner talks to REBECCA BRADBURY about being a frustrated oil painter and working in his “man cave” garden studio

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

LANDSCAPE painting

In the first of a three-part series on composing paintings, AL GURY begins by introducing a more responsive approach to landscapes with his 15-step guide to success

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Reflections

Shiny and see-through surfaces are a daunting challenge to replicate, so the Pastel Society’s LIZ BALKWILL has set an exercise that will help you simplify the process

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Masters at work

Exploring the workspaces of Old Masters and modern artists is a great way to learn about their lives and their craft. We picked out 12 of the best that you can visit

10+ mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Fresh Paint

Inspiring new artworks, straight off the easel

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Drawing Fur

Wildlife artist JASON MORGAN has spent more than 20 years perfecting his technique for rendering animal fur. Discover his simple, three-stage approach with stunning results

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Light and Shade

Finding variety in repeated forms is the key to creating interesting pictures.FABIO CEMBRANELLI shows you how with a gorgeous wisteria-covered doorway in France

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

FFIONA LEWIS

A new studio has brought new challenges and big opportunities for this architectturned-artist as she scales up to make her largest and most ambitious paintings yet

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Back to DEMO future

Short of inspiration during lockdown, MATT JEANES needed a new challenge. He turned to vintage photographs and tried to add some fresh colour to forgotten images of the past

4 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
February 2021

Try a new palette

LIZET DINGEMANS SUGGESTS NEW COLOUR COMBINATIONS TO HELP YOU DEVELOP YOUR PRACTICE

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

The working Artist

Making great art requires honesty. Luckily, there are simple ways to make our inner voices more constructive, says columnist LAURA BOSWELL

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Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Looking Up

AINE DIVINE CHALLENGES YOU TO LOOK AGAIN WITH AN UPWARD-FACING PORTRAIT

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

FIND DIVINE SUBJECTS

DAMPEN SOME PAPER, DROP IN COLOUR AND DISCOVER WHAT IT REVEALS, SAYS ROB DUDLEY

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Exhibitions

JANUARY'S BEST ART SHOWS

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Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Draw in layers

JAKE SPICER CHALLENGES YOU TO APPLY COLOUR IN LAYERS, USING A METHOD INSPIRED BY PRINTER INKS

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

10 MINUTES WITH - Jo BROWN

The Devon-based illustrator on keeping a nature journal, going viral and drawing octopuses.

2 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

21 For 2021

To kickstart the new year in inspiring fashion, we’ve curated a selection of 21 emerging painters who are doing fresh and exciting things within the traditions of figurative art

10+ mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Go To Work On An Egg!

Liz Balkwill challenges you to think conceptually in still life

3 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

Four-Colour Experiment

Paint a self-portrait with a limited palette to really get to know your colours, says James Bland

1 min read
Artists & Illustrators
January 2021

TECHNIQUE - CHARCOAL TEXTURES

Drawing media can have as much versatility as paint. LANCELOT RICHARDSON shows how he created two detailed charcoal works by combining a variety of marks

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

PUDDLES of colour

Painting water doesn’t just mean glamorous seascapes. ROB DUDLEY shows how autumnal showers can bring an unlikely scene to life

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

Spitting Image

Applauded for bringing portraiture back into fashion, JONATHAN YEO talks to REBECCA BRADBURY about overcoming adversity, making mistakes and painting VIPs

6 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

Teatime STILL LIFE

ANGELA BANDURKA brings out the fine china to demonstrate how an analogous palette can be used to create a sense of harmony

8 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

IN THE STUDIO - Peter Brown

The New English Art Club president is usually found roaming busy streets in search of inspiration, so how did he adapt to the current restrictions, asks STEVE PILL

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

Fresh Paint

Inspiring new artworks, straight off the easel

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

REMBRANDT'S Self -Portraits

In this exclusive excerpt from her new book, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, BETTY EDWARDS looks at how Rembrandt’s drawings became windows on the soul

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

CAST DRAWING

Drawing from plaster casts is an important step between copying 2D artworks and working from life. AL GURY explores the history of the practice and offers tips to try

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

How To Make Damar - Varnish

Lizet Dingemans explains the benefits of this traditional oil painter’s medium, before showing you quick ways to make and adapt it to suit your different needs

5 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

Portrait Painting - 3. Looking Down

In this series from Aine Divine, the watercolourist has been focusing on painting the head from unusual angles. She continues with a look at a foreshortened face

7 mins read
Artists & Illustrators
December 2020

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