March 2018

Our highlights from Picasso at Tate Modern London

PopUp Painting popped up recently to visit Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy at the Tate Modern in London. Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter and sculptor, known to be one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century. His style is characterized by his free spirit, eccentric style, and complete disregard for […]

Art Jargon: How to Describe an Artwork like a Pro!

Have you ever found yourself in front of an artwork and unable to find the words to describe it? Do not despair; we have compiled a list of words to help you on your way to critiquing any artwork! A good way to start is by focusing your description on line, contrast, tone, texture, scale, […]

The 12 Best Easter Eggs from Across Europe

The custom of decorating eggs has a very long history. Traditionally, colourful eggs are cracked on Easter Sunday to symbolise Jesus' empty tomb and resurrection. Some branches of Christianity also give them up as a way of fasting during Lent, leading to a surplus of eggs at Easter. Here are some of our favourite Easter [...]

PopUp Painting Coming to Liverpool

PopUp Painting will be launching in Liverpool in April 2018. Its first partner venues in the city are The Shipping Forecast and The Club House. The company invites guests to “unleash their creativity, wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other”. Now in its fifth year, PopUp Painting runs ‘painting and wine’ events in […]

Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Hunter!

Rebecca Hunter is an artist working and living in London. The artist studied at Camberwell College of Art &Design and has her studio based in South London. Rebecca's paintings are a combination of reality and imagination, giving her work a surreal and dream-like quality. She paints places she’s been to, and works from sketches and photographs. [...]

Artist Charlotte Ellinas Applies for Sky Portrait Artist of the Year

Artist Charlotte Ellinas, one of the PopUp Painting team, has applied for Sky Portrait Artist of the Year. Sky Portrait Artist of the Year offers artists the chance to win a £10,000 commission for a major British institution and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. It has run since 2013 and has been won […]

15 Most Colourful Animals

A lot of artists take inspiration from the natural world. Some animals are so extravagantly coloured that it's hard to believe they exist in reality. Their beautiful feathers, scales and skin look almost painted. Get ready to marvel at some of the most snazzy animals we've ever seen! 1. Poison Dart Frog There are over [...]

5 Irish Artists You Need to Know

For the weekend that’s in it PopUp Painting have picked five of our favourite Irish artists that we think you’ll agree are pretty wonderful! Elizabeth Magill Elizabeth Magill was born in 1959 in Ontario, Canada, of Irish descent, she grew up in Northern Ireland and studied at the Belfast College of Art before moving to […]

Artist of the Week: Wyland Tondelier

This week we're featuring Wyland Tondelier as our Artist Of The Week. Wyland, originally from France, joined the PopUp Painting team at the beginning of 2015. Wyland uses a range of mediums for his art - sketches, paintings, and even T-Shirt design! Wyland's T-Shirts are designed with scissors - take a look here! As you'll be able to [...]

#PressForProgress – International Women’s Day 2018

  Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day for celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – but is also a call to action to accelerate gender equality. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress. A recent report from the World Economic Forum suggested that gender parity is over 200 years away – […]