Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

Allegro – brief aside

A few weeks ago I discovered that the Allegro paint surface was cracking, because of one of the paints I had used, Michael Harding’s King’s Blue Deep. Sometimes, shit happens. I went over the sky with a different blue, keeping

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Allegro – brief aside

A few weeks ago I discovered that the Allegro paint surface was cracking, because of one of the paints I had used, Michael Harding’s King’s Blue Deep. Sometimes, shit happens. I went over the sky with a different blue, keeping

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Pupils needed

I am always open for commissions, but I could do with your help finding another sort of work as well. I want to teach people. I’m after pupils who want to learn Fine Art, at two possible stages. Firstly, I

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Pupils needed

I am always open for commissions, but I could do with your help finding another sort of work as well. I want to teach people. I’m after pupils who want to learn Fine Art, at two possible stages. Firstly, I

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How To: Varnish a Painting

Varnishing a painting protects the surface, and makes its surface consistent and glossy, like the top surface of a freshly finished painting. A coat of varnish can be taken off and replaced without destroying the top coat of the painting,

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How To: Varnish a Painting

Varnishing a painting protects the surface, and makes its surface consistent and glossy, like the top surface of a freshly finished painting. A coat of varnish can be taken off and replaced without destroying the top coat of the painting,

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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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Dragons: Day 5 – the dragon

This day was spread out over a couple of painting sessions, to allow the paint to dry, but the underpainting took no more than a couple of hours, so I’m calling it a single day. I knew the dragon in

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Dragons: Day 5 – the dragon

This day was spread out over a couple of painting sessions, to allow the paint to dry, but the underpainting took no more than a couple of hours, so I’m calling it a single day. I knew the dragon in

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Electronic Critique: Methodist Chapel

I finished the Methodist Chapel painting while I was outside, and it was great, and I really enjoyed the process. Then I took it home and dried it, and a bad thing happened; I saw what it actually looked like.

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Electronic Critique: Methodist Chapel

I finished the Methodist Chapel painting while I was outside, and it was great, and I really enjoyed the process. Then I took it home and dried it, and a bad thing happened; I saw what it actually looked like.

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Open Air Painting: Methodist Chapel

Today’s painting was created on location. (This is often known as ‘plein air’ painting. If you invent Impressionism, you get to set the language of the lexicon.) I set up at the top of Victoria Avenue. (People not in Cambridge:

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Open Air Painting: Methodist Chapel

Today’s painting was created on location. (This is often known as ‘plein air’ painting. If you invent Impressionism, you get to set the language of the lexicon.) I set up at the top of Victoria Avenue. (People not in Cambridge:

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