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The Nude Through Art

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/the-renaissance-nude

Lilith introduces this wonderful exhibition at the Royal Academy. I posted sometime ago about Sunday Sketchpad Why Paint Nudes? and discussed how people interact differently when they are nude. Not because they are embarrassed, no, its not that. It is because devoid of clothes, we are classless and no-one can tell of our financial status, our likes and dislikes, our culture even. This is why it is liberating.

In the same way, it is also the most challenging form of painting a human. Clothes can be used to hide imperfect brushstrokes…or that bit of light and shade that you just can’t get right! Here is one of my new nudes. A relief sculpture.

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Guild Exhibition Featuring Lilith Rose

Lilith is being represented at the Guild Society of Artists exhibition in London in the coming week. Here is a sneaky preview of her work on display at the opening event in Stratford yesterday. Click on the link to find out how to get to the exhibition.

On display is a wide ranging selection from the artist members of the Guild Society of Artists and the Fine Art Trade Guild, and is all of a very high standard. Works of art from abstract through landscape, beautiful wildlife paintings, romantic oil paintings and watercolours, drawings and fine detailed miniature sunsets are on display, and for sale.

The Guild Gallery, London will be open from 10am – 6 pm 20 May – 27 May 2019 at 2 Wye house, Enterprise Way, London SW18 1FZ

Not only have you got a wonderful exhibition to enjoy but we are situated by the river Thames and a short walk from the busy shopping centre of Wandsworth with a variety of restaurants, pub eateries and shops. This would make a really lovely day out for you,

https://www.fineart.co.uk/guild-artists-exhibition-2019.aspx

 

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The Sunday Sketchpad…Public Liability

As the time draws nearer to the Guild Society of Artists exhibition, and with other public selling ventures planned, I need to find some public liability cover. The best deal so far seems to be from Simply Business…£78.84 for the year. Does any other artist have any experience they would care to share on such a matter>

On the fun side…voting is still open for the competition. Please share the link below.

https://www.fineart.co.uk/guild-artists-exhibition-2019.aspx

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Friday Fun and Guild Exhibition

I have volunteered to spend a day helping at the Guild Society of Artists exhibition in London. It will be ace to see my paintings there but just to be surrounded by art and doing art for a day is going to be fun!

Come and join in….The Guild Gallery, London will be open from 10am – 6 pm 20 May – 27 May 2019 at 2 Wye house, Enterprise Way, London SW18 1FZ

http://www.artfinder.com/marketing/artwork/long-legs-and-louboutins/?scheme=dark&user_id=1411808&size=large

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How to protect your oil paintings and make them shine!

For those artists who paint with oils in the traditional way, using linseed oil as a solvent and prepare layer upon layer, I thought I would share a quick post with you about Daler Rowney Damar Varnish.

I used it recently for the first time on this painting. The painting has recently sold on Artfinder. I used the varnish to protect the final painting  and bring back the lustre of the oil colour. I found it enhanced the colours and made the whole piece come to life. I will use it on every piece going forwards.

It can be used to protect paintings temporarily and can be removed with solvent. I liked it so much I left it on.