Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

Portrait of A*.

Sometimes in the life of an artist there comes a time when they just have to terrify passing civilians by asking, “Do you mind if I paint you?” For extra points, you can then tell them why, but that usually

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Portrait of A*.

Sometimes in the life of an artist there comes a time when they just have to terrify passing civilians by asking, “Do you mind if I paint you?” For extra points, you can then tell them why, but that usually

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Making shell gold – decanting it

After making the shell gold powder, I settled it and washed in a clean jar, but that gave me the problem that I then had gold in a jar. As it dried, the powder stuck to the bottom. So, I

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Making shell gold – decanting it

After making the shell gold powder, I settled it and washed in a clean jar, but that gave me the problem that I then had gold in a jar. As it dried, the powder stuck to the bottom. So, I

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Making shell gold

I have been making Leaf Gold into Shell Gold. That requires grinding it up on honey. If you want to see just how thin gold leaf is, take a look: Pretty, ain’t it? A casual movement of the hand that

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Making shell gold

I have been making Leaf Gold into Shell Gold. That requires grinding it up on honey. If you want to see just how thin gold leaf is, take a look: Pretty, ain’t it? A casual movement of the hand that

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 8

Today was a really, really difficult day. The copper jug was always going to be hard to do. It’s a mixture of an imperfect mirror, a cylinder, an overall colour, and a lot of drapery and complicated reflection. Ignore the

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 8

Today was a really, really difficult day. The copper jug was always going to be hard to do. It’s a mixture of an imperfect mirror, a cylinder, an overall colour, and a lot of drapery and complicated reflection. Ignore the

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Dragons: Day 2a – Really Boring Underpainting

Today’s ‘fun’ was putting the undercolour onto a canvas for my dragon painting. It’s the colour of a big chunk of the painting itself, and the part that I will want to do roughly. This means that any breaks I

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Dragons: Day 2a – Really Boring Underpainting

Today’s ‘fun’ was putting the undercolour onto a canvas for my dragon painting. It’s the colour of a big chunk of the painting itself, and the part that I will want to do roughly. This means that any breaks I

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Nine Realms

This is an odd painting for me. It’s experimental, and it’s public. Normally the work I do that is in a new style gets marked mentally and put aside. This time, thanks to the support of Artipeeps, you get to

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Nine Realms

This is an odd painting for me. It’s experimental, and it’s public. Normally the work I do that is in a new style gets marked mentally and put aside. This time, thanks to the support of Artipeeps, you get to

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Buying Frames in Bulk

Over the weekend, there was a sale of frames from Frameworks, made by John Caldwell. A frame is not usually part of my commissioning process, because different clients have different styles and like to do their own framing. At the

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Buying Frames in Bulk

Over the weekend, there was a sale of frames from Frameworks, made by John Caldwell. A frame is not usually part of my commissioning process, because different clients have different styles and like to do their own framing. At the

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