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3 Artists to Inspire you – expressive, semi-abstracted & exciting !

Here are paintings by 3 of my most inspiring artists; who have moved partially towards a ‘figurative abstraction’ through expressionism and their interpretation of the scene.I’m fascinated in the area between Realism and Abstraction; how few brush strokes can I use to allow the painting to ‘read’ and to capture the essence and the emotion…

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The True Value of Understanding Tonal Values in Your Art

If I was asked for that ONE THING could improve your art work, aside from developing good drawing skills, I would say get your ‘tonal values’ correct.Read on to see what I mean…Colour may move us at first instance but it is the range of darks and lights, the ‘tonal values’ that create the powerful…

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Sketchbooks – Why they are my greatest treasure

If you want to create passionate, original art – USE YOUR SKETCHBOOK.Read on to see why photos are not to be relied on and how you can improve your art work through your sketchbook……….Doodles, quick ideas, colour notes, careful observed architectural drawings, quick drawings to capture the essence of the scene, printed photos reference postcards,…

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Plein air painting workshop – painting the sea views at Mudeford Quay, Dorset

I am absolutely in my element when I am painting outdoors, and sharing my passion with enthusiastic students is my dream job. We had a fulfilling day at Mudeford Quay this week; camaraderie, banter, supporting each other, inspiring views, sunshine and not too much wind so the painting was plain sailing. My regular students are…

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Marlborough College Summer School July 2015

‘Dynamic Landscapes in Acrylics’ I have had the most fulfilling week, in a fantastic setting, with a great group of students, who really enjoyed it and created fabulous work. View a selection of the photos below. To view the full collection please visit my webpage http://www.angelacorben.com/adults-work/ Plenty of structured techniques and exercises led up to…

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