Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

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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Painting in light on 3D shapes

If you are having trouble with painting, one way to do things is to isolate the problem so that you have a very very simple piece of work, and can get your brush strokes right. Here we have a sphere,

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Painting in light on 3D shapes

If you are having trouble with painting, one way to do things is to isolate the problem so that you have a very very simple piece of work, and can get your brush strokes right. Here we have a sphere,

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Thinning paint and painting layers

This is an expansion to a couple of Twitter posts I made as @DianaProbst. Oil paints can be put on in layers, but because they are slow-drying, there are some rules that have to be obeyed for a painting that

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Thinning paint and painting layers

This is an expansion to a couple of Twitter posts I made as @DianaProbst. Oil paints can be put on in layers, but because they are slow-drying, there are some rules that have to be obeyed for a painting that

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Highlights of Cambridge: Show is on!

On Friday, I had the private view of of my show. That means I am now open! The featured picture here is one of the works I sold, once it was framed. Saturday until Wednesday, 10-5:30. If you are in

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Highlights of Cambridge: Show is on!

On Friday, I had the private view of of my show. That means I am now open! The featured picture here is one of the works I sold, once it was framed. Saturday until Wednesday, 10-5:30. If you are in

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Adding Colour Part 1

I was asked recently on Twitter* by a new artist about getting into colour. There were a couple of questions that went with it. What is my favourite Acrylic Brand, and my thoughts on Water-Soluble Oils. Other than finding out

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Adding Colour Part 1

I was asked recently on Twitter* by a new artist about getting into colour. There were a couple of questions that went with it. What is my favourite Acrylic Brand, and my thoughts on Water-Soluble Oils. Other than finding out

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News from the Studio

The big news that I have is the Eat Cambridge festival, now running towards its conclusion; I was fortunate enough to paint some of the illustrations for the brochure, including the main picture on the back. The pdf is available

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News from the Studio

The big news that I have is the Eat Cambridge festival, now running towards its conclusion; I was fortunate enough to paint some of the illustrations for the brochure, including the main picture on the back. The pdf is available

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Red Curtain

This is a thumbnail for a foot-square deep colour piece. The blue on blue image and its companions are popular, and a couple of people who have seen them have encouraged me to work on something deep red. I have

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Red Curtain

This is a thumbnail for a foot-square deep colour piece. The blue on blue image and its companions are popular, and a couple of people who have seen them have encouraged me to work on something deep red. I have

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