Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

Painting with Charcoal

Hello and welcome to another episode of Diana Lectures about Art, with a special guest, this chamois leather. No, really. It’s got battle honours. I just said in this post on colour that if you are going to paint with

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Painting with Charcoal

Hello and welcome to another episode of Diana Lectures about Art, with a special guest, this chamois leather. No, really. It’s got battle honours. I just said in this post on colour that if you are going to paint with

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Adding Colour Part 2

This is the technical part; buy a colour wheel and trust it. The rest of the post follows below. There are a couple of reasons to add colour to an image. One is to make it seem more like the

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Adding Colour Part 2

This is the technical part; buy a colour wheel and trust it. The rest of the post follows below. There are a couple of reasons to add colour to an image. One is to make it seem more like the

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Still Death Life

I have a love-loathe relationship with the work of Cezanne. His use of colour and his careful placing of paint make his best works full of vitality and interest. His use of the picture plane like a modern Fourth Wall

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Still Death Life

I have a love-loathe relationship with the work of Cezanne. His use of colour and his careful placing of paint make his best works full of vitality and interest. His use of the picture plane like a modern Fourth Wall

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Sold! Five items

I said goodbye to several of my favourite pieces last night. An old friend with decent wall space told me to ‘bring blue on blue and anything else you are proud of’. I am glad it is someone I like

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Sold! Five items

I said goodbye to several of my favourite pieces last night. An old friend with decent wall space told me to ‘bring blue on blue and anything else you are proud of’. I am glad it is someone I like

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Drawing Inspiration: Designing the Show

I have not got a single style. Right now I produce paintings in many different ways, and most members of the public, unprepared, assumed that the gallery was showing the work of several people. The best hint that it was

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Drawing Inspiration: Designing the Show

I have not got a single style. Right now I produce paintings in many different ways, and most members of the public, unprepared, assumed that the gallery was showing the work of several people. The best hint that it was

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Drawing Inspiration: Drawing to a Close

While Drawing Inspiration was on, I did not blog on the show itself, because it was featuring so largely in my mind. Here are a few snapshots of the set-up process, rather than a long description with loving close-ups. ‘I

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Drawing Inspiration: Drawing to a Close

While Drawing Inspiration was on, I did not blog on the show itself, because it was featuring so largely in my mind. Here are a few snapshots of the set-up process, rather than a long description with loving close-ups. ‘I

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Drawing Inspiration: the Countdown

I have less than a month to go until the opening of my first show. My paintings are mostly dry, and some of them are varnished. I do not have the acrylics problem of painting right up until the night

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Drawing Inspiration: the Countdown

I have less than a month to go until the opening of my first show. My paintings are mostly dry, and some of them are varnished. I do not have the acrylics problem of painting right up until the night

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