Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

Planning a Painting: Edges and Padding

My first stage in planning a painting is staring at a rectangle for a while. Usually, this is in a sketch book, and then I cover it with marks. What I am doing is working out where bits of the

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Planning a Painting: Edges and Padding

My first stage in planning a painting is staring at a rectangle for a while. Usually, this is in a sketch book, and then I cover it with marks. What I am doing is working out where bits of the

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 4

Today I hoped to get the stems and leaves moulded, on the first layer. After a bit of colour selection I came up with a mix that was largely opaque for the leaves, meaning that the top layer will almost

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 4

Today I hoped to get the stems and leaves moulded, on the first layer. After a bit of colour selection I came up with a mix that was largely opaque for the leaves, meaning that the top layer will almost

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Methods of Portraiture

I recently persuaded a friend to sit for me for several days while I tried out painting techniques. She was writing, which meant she had her eyes down, but she was still enough that I could get a good likeness

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Methods of Portraiture

I recently persuaded a friend to sit for me for several days while I tried out painting techniques. She was writing, which meant she had her eyes down, but she was still enough that I could get a good likeness

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Sketching at the Sidgewick

I have the good fortune to live close to a museum of casts, some of which are valuable antiques in their own right. Casts do not move, and it is easy to select one with an interesting pose or anatomy

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Sketching at the Sidgewick

I have the good fortune to live close to a museum of casts, some of which are valuable antiques in their own right. Casts do not move, and it is easy to select one with an interesting pose or anatomy

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Lady in a Landscape: Day 2

The second day’s work on Whiskey (she’s on the rocks) did not go well. In fact, this post is about day three, which was a day of painting I did not scrub out. The second day of painting left me

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Lady in a Landscape: Day 2

The second day’s work on Whiskey (she’s on the rocks) did not go well. In fact, this post is about day three, which was a day of painting I did not scrub out. The second day of painting left me

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Lady in a Landscape: Day 1

I really really admire the high classical era, in which it seemed that the ideal of a painter was to make something look like life, but a little bit better. This year I am hoping to have a show with

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Lady in a Landscape: Day 1

I really really admire the high classical era, in which it seemed that the ideal of a painter was to make something look like life, but a little bit better. This year I am hoping to have a show with

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A Look At: Romanticism

This is the Téméraire, in a famous picture by Turner that is a good view of the Romantic movement as a whole.

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A Look At: Romanticism

This is the Téméraire, in a famous picture by Turner that is a good view of the Romantic movement as a whole.

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