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*Just over a month until entries close!*
Today's Jackson's Emerging Artist entry is 'Happy Days' by Frances Seychelles, thank you so much for submitting this vibrant oil! For your opportunity to have exposure within the art world, networking opportunities and funding for art materials with our 3 Medium Based Prizes, enter the Jackson's Emerging Artist Prize now. Deadline is the 30th November, enter the competition here: https://www.jacksonspaintingprize.com/emerging-artist-prize. View more of Frances' work here: https://www.facebook.com/Francinos-Art-381951128998175/?modal=admin_todo_tour #jasemergingprize
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The painter Kit Trowbridge was shortlisted for the Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2018 with her oil painting ‘I Tried to Explain Licking the Honey’. This means her painting was one of the 38 chosen by the judging panel out of the 3,327 submissions. We asked Kit some questions about her painting practice: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2018/10/19/figure-painter-kit-trowbridge/
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An Artist's Pencil with Movable Lead - Clutch pencil, lead holder, mechanical pencil, draughting pencil, automatic pencil, technical pencil, refillable pencil and propelling pencil are just some of the many names given to a spring-loaded or twist-fed holder with a drawing lead that extends as the lead is used up. This blog post looks at some of the reasons why you would use a clutch pencil: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2015/10/02/why-use-a-clutch-pencil/
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"Don't fall in to the trap of trying to faithfully capture the scene you are drawing as you would in a photograph. A drawing is meant to be an expression of something you’re looking at, not an exact reproduction. The freedom of this though loosens the shackles of realism and will help you be more satisfied with the finished result. And don't forget to celebrate the mistakes!" Sound advice from urban sketcher Phil Dean to remember when creating your drawings for #Inktober! https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2018/08/13/a-beginners-guide-to-urban-sketching/
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In its inaugural year the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize is increasingly being referred to ‘The Drawing Prize Formerly Known as The Jerwood Drawing Prize’. This follows the rename of the country’s most prestigious Contemporary Drawing Prize and Touring Exhibition. Caroline Burraway’s astounding large format drawing of a young woman named Eden from the Calais Jungle was the rightful winner of first prize. Stark, beautiful and humbling, Caroline’s drawings portray both human vulnerability and strength. Viewers of both her shortlisted works will see a powerful tribute to the spirit of those fighting for their right to live a civilised and peaceful existence: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2018/10/16/interview-trinity-buoy-wharf-drawing-prize-winner-caroline-burraway/
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Liz Whiteman Smith is a full-time printmaker based in London, best known for her colourful screenprints of London buildings, Alice in Wonderland characters, patterned boobies, quirky dinosaurs and her elegant little cacti. She shows her original prints at Espacio Gallery, Bankside Gallery, Southbank Printmakers Gallery and the Affordable Art Fair. For the last four years Liz has been screen printing at Print Club London, a water-based studio, so she works with acrylic paint to which she adds a screenprinting medium. Because she had heard that the new Jackson’s Studio Acrylic Paints were good value for lots of pigment she wanted to see if they would work for her printmaking. Be sure to watch the three short videos showing Liz’s printmaking process and her very impressive registration technique! https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2018/10/12/screen-printing-with-jacksons-studio-acrylic-paint/
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What do you want to say with your landscape painting and how will you say it? The book 'Drawing and Painting The Landscape' by Philip Tyler is described as a 'course of 50 lessons' which will shake up how you see the act of creating landscape drawings and paintings and question what a landscape is. This book review by Lisa Takahashi describes why this book might just entirely change your approach to painting and drawing for good! Read the review here: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2018/10/11/book-review-drawing-and-painting-the-landscape-by-philip-tyler/
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Acrylic ink is a staple for many artists during #Inktober - Liquitex Acrylic Inks dry quickly, are permanent, water resistant and non-clogging. With a range of opaque and translucent colours, including the five muted colours released in 2016 and the all important Carbon Black, these inks will really help with bringing your #Inktober drawings to life! View the range of Liquitex Acrylic Inks here: https://www.jacksonsart.com/colour/acrylic/acrylic-ink/brand/liquitex?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=product-post&utm_campaign=2018_10_10_Inktober
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We are delighted to announce the opening of the second competition in our new Artist Opportunities Programme, Jackson’s Emerging Artist Prize! This new competition is designed for artists who are serious about making a career from their practice and are at the beginning of that journey. This prize is structured to support emerging artists to gain recognition within the art world – the three medium-based prize winners will each receive multi-level exposure in the form of editorial features in some of the scenes leading platforms as well as a £400 Jackson’s Art Supplies Gift Voucher. There will also be three People’s Choice Award winners who will each be awarded £50 vouchers and, alongside the medium-based prizes, will be featured across all of our social media channels, our newsletter, blog and competitions website. Read more here: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2018/10/01/jacksons-emerging-artist-prize-introducing-the-editorial-partners/
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For reliability and versatility, it’s hard to beat acrylic. No other kind of paint offers as much variety of texture or room for customisation – there’s a formula for every application, and no end to the mediums available. Bright, consistent and smooth, it’s the colour of choice for artists such as Lichtenstein and Hockney, and should be considered by any artist wanting to produce equally vibrant work. Read our guide to acrylic paint here: https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2017/09/21/acrylic-paint-guide/
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