Tag: art education

Alison G Saunders painter and printmaker artworks

How to get started writing blog posts

I thought I would tell you this week, what little I know about writing blog posts, which are worth reading.

Why sign your artwork?

Why signing your artwork is essential and some importants things to consider.

About buying other artists’ art

Buying other artists work.

a bit about the colour blue

A bit about the colour blue

Surrey Artists Open Studio summer 2022

My experience of Open Studios in Surrey post Covid.

How to frame your artwork

As a member of a few art groups I have had a quite a few conversations with fellow artists about framing the artwork they have made. I have also had many conversations with people who have bought unframed works, so I thought I would share my thoughts on framing with you, too. I know that…
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Featured Artist – Anna Clarke

30 years’ experience across buying and design in fashion retail but now a career in art is my passion

The colour Yellow

Yellow symbolises happiness, the summer sun, warmth and is said to promote happiness more than any of the many other colours around us, and that is the same in most cultures.

How to buy art that is right for you and your home

Collecting art can be a minefield. Here are a few basic tips to help you buy the right art for you.

A bit more about the colour red

Red part 2 Looking back at my recent blog about the colour red I decided that there is so much to say that I would cover a bit more about it here, but I am still only scratching the surface. Hopefully this will be enough for now, but I may cover it again later when…
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Taxes and record keeping

It it that time of year again when we need to start thinking about getting our tax returns filed to avoid the last minute panic in January

Why take a BA in art (and how hard can it be, anyway)?

Abstract artwork named Curiosity. Work explores colour and emotions

The colour red

The first in a series of pieces about colour. Starting with red simply because it stands out more for me.

Understanding some differences between the UK and the USA

Understanding some differences between the UK and the USA

Change continued

Experimenting with new ideas in paint. Having taken a class at Emily Ball’s of Seawhite having not painted for too many months

Change

Blog post #162 – Change Well, it might seem a bit obvious but like it or not we are all living with constant change these days. Rather than fear it we really do need to learn not only how to embrace it but make it work for us, too. There are lot of good blogs…
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Art and charity work crisis due to lockdown

158th Blog – Art and charity work crisis due to lockdown Over the past couple of years all charitable organisations have suffered as people just haven’t been putting their hands in their pockets and donating to good causes in general. It is the small local charities which have probably seen the greatest demand on their…
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Art Discounts – Should you give them?

Should you give discounts on your artworks? As many of you already know, I run an online art gallery called Ginger Cactus Art http://www.gingercactusart.com and having just launched our Christmas exhibition, the issue of special offers or discounts is being discussed. In the case of Ginger Cactus Art, we are purely an online exhibition space;…
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How to pick an art class

Blog post #127 Art classes – how to pick the best one The other day I was asked how to find a good art class. If you google “art classes”, you will be immediately swamped by just how many classes of all different levels you can apply for, from local teachers to organisations offering BAs,…
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How to get your artwork exhibition ready

This week’s blog is a reworking of one I wrote a couple of years ago. As we prepare to go back out into the world and show our artwork in public, having that work “exhibition ready” and by that, I mean presenting it in the best possible way, is essential. Ask yourself this: would you…
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How to make monoprints using gel plates

Mono-printing with gel plates Printmaking is probably my favourite artform, although there are a couple of very close seconds. As I embark on a 12 month-long printmaking course, I plan to share some information on the techniques I enjoy using, how you can make use of these yourself and, hopefully, some guidance on how to…
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