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Persian Miniatures

Today, we travel to Iran to look at miniature paintings. And we begin with artist #ArdeshirMojaradTakestani. Takestani was born in the city of Rasht in 1949 and is presently one of the foremost painters in the miniature style. 192 more words

Watercolour Paintings

Linotype: how it works

I was always a Monotype man. The Linotype never much interested me. Until now. Here is this link to a fascinating and informative historical video.

Thoughts On Lettering

Meissen Porcelain

This week, I came across a piece of what I believe to be #Meissen porcelain. It is a #tabatiere or #snuffbox. It measures out at 5″ by 3″ by 2″. 359 more words

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Glad to be here.....

……apart from the weather this week! Snow providing a white blanket and birds very active in search of food. But this greyness does make you think carefully about colour…the return of the clear coastal light. 99 more words

I'm moving!

I’m off to Winchelsea in East Sussex…it’s the smallest town in Britain and near Rye. Also one of the Cinque Ports and it has a great website showing history and lots of other information… 26 more words

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Oceans: Dead and Alive... Guest Blogger: Leslie Christian

Level 4 Experimental Research for Art and Advanced Design – Open House / Exhibition Nov. 18, 2017 Class name: Coral

I chose a theme for this course – Oceans: Dead and Alive–based on my desire to recognize and artistically express duality while honoring the elements of art and design. 226 more words

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The Genius of Paper

I thought I would begin this year with a short chapter on something which must be one of man’s greatest inventions. #Paper is something which we take for granted nowadays and are now limiting or trying to eradicate some of its’ uses. 126 more words

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