Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

Still Life – Jug

I painted this over several days, with a long break in between for Christmas commissions and then for other work that came up. I started with an hour-long study in pencil, and measured that up against a photograph to check

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Still Life – Jug

I painted this over several days, with a long break in between for Christmas commissions and then for other work that came up. I started with an hour-long study in pencil, and measured that up against a photograph to check

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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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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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Cambridge Style Week and Design Essentials

I am very pleased to be working with Wendy of Design Essentials to offer original watercolour images during Cambridge Style Week. Wendy will be exhibiting exclusive items from her website, alongside my work, from the 20th to the 24th of

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Cambridge Style Week and Design Essentials

I am very pleased to be working with Wendy of Design Essentials to offer original watercolour images during Cambridge Style Week. Wendy will be exhibiting exclusive items from her website, alongside my work, from the 20th to the 24th of

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My Work of Late

Recently I have had some very busy days – commissions coming in for Christmas have surprised me. This is my second year as a professional artist, and apparently people liked my work enough last year that they are coming back.

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My Work of Late

Recently I have had some very busy days – commissions coming in for Christmas have surprised me. This is my second year as a professional artist, and apparently people liked my work enough last year that they are coming back.

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Red Curtain Drapery

This is the white underpainting for what will be a wine-coloured or crimson painting. The idea is that when it looks good in white, I coat it with a crimson glaze and it looks just as good but far deeper.

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Red Curtain Drapery

This is the white underpainting for what will be a wine-coloured or crimson painting. The idea is that when it looks good in white, I coat it with a crimson glaze and it looks just as good but far deeper.

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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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Blooming Huge Blue Glass Still Life: Day 15

Over the past few weeks, I have been painting one particular canvas blue. It has appeared on this blog before, but the slow creeping of the paint over the surface was not particularly interesting. Days 5-14 were mostly ‘painted more

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Blooming Huge Blue Glass Still Life: Day 15

Over the past few weeks, I have been painting one particular canvas blue. It has appeared on this blog before, but the slow creeping of the paint over the surface was not particularly interesting. Days 5-14 were mostly ‘painted more

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