Diana Probst, Cambridge Artist

Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 4

Today I hoped to get the stems and leaves moulded, on the first layer. After a bit of colour selection I came up with a mix that was largely opaque for the leaves, meaning that the top layer will almost

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 4

Today I hoped to get the stems and leaves moulded, on the first layer. After a bit of colour selection I came up with a mix that was largely opaque for the leaves, meaning that the top layer will almost

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 3

I spent the next day of painting starting to block in the colours. Most of this will not be visible, but it deepens the paint colours for the top layer, and lets me experiment. The first colour, and the most

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 3

I spent the next day of painting starting to block in the colours. Most of this will not be visible, but it deepens the paint colours for the top layer, and lets me experiment. The first colour, and the most

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 2

Day two of painting was mostly simple. I played around a little with backgrounds, and then decided to go for a plain, dark colour. What looks like black is in fact Payne’s Grey, a very dark but warm colour which

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 2

Day two of painting was mostly simple. I played around a little with backgrounds, and then decided to go for a plain, dark colour. What looks like black is in fact Payne’s Grey, a very dark but warm colour which

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 1

I have adopted this as my next big, slow project. It is a photo from twitter, by Zed Shaw, a programmer and artist. He taught himself to paint, and put the Learn Coding the Hard Way series into the world.

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Still Life, Roses and Reflections: Day 1

I have adopted this as my next big, slow project. It is a photo from twitter, by Zed Shaw, a programmer and artist. He taught himself to paint, and put the Learn Coding the Hard Way series into the world.

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Sketch January 2

Further adventures of Sketch January, including an earring I had not realised I had drawn. Once I get into the habit, it gets easier. The faces and backs are people I know, at the pub. The still life with light

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Sketch January 2

Further adventures of Sketch January, including an earring I had not realised I had drawn. Once I get into the habit, it gets easier. The faces and backs are people I know, at the pub. The still life with light

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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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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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