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1. October 8 -Kick Butt Day This one isn't actually about Ninja Pandas, it's cigarette butts! 2. November 18 - National Absurdity Day A day to allow yourself to embark on some madcap antics and general tomfoolery! 3. December 15th - Cat Herders Day This one might take up the whole day! 4. January 21 - [...]
Artist Spotlight: Salvador Dali
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Spanish artist Salvador Dali. The artist was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. Salvador Dali was one of the leading members of the Surrealist movement. The Surrealists were known for a desire to express the contents of the unconscious mind through their work. They believed that artistic and [...]
Artist Spotlight: Kara Walker
PopUp Painting’s 'artist of the week' is Kara Walker. Kara Walker is an American artist, who explores themes of race, gender, sexuality and identity in her work. The artist is best known for her iconic silhouetted figures. Walker uses the traditional Victorian medium of the silhouette and applies it directly onto the gallery walls, creating a [...]
10 Fun Facts about Gordon Bruce!
Gordon Bruce is one of our associated artist. His London painting scenes have delighted many who have booked on to one of our events. Bruce, likes to have a variety of subject matter and genres. He is known for painting landscapes and seascapes in oils, cows as portraits, folk art landscapes, as well as inspired paintings from […]
10 creative podcasts you need to hear!
With so many podcasts to choose from it can be overwhelming! So we have picked for you 10 of our favourite creative podcasts! They should certainly add some inspiration/ entertainment to your commute, washing up or dog walk. All of the following podcasts can be picked up from a variety of providers but our favourite [...]
10 Amazing Facts about Paint!
1. People have been painting for as long as 30,000 years! Early Cave paintings were drawn with red or yellow ochre, hematite, manganese oxide, and charcoal may have been made by early Homo sapiens as long as 30,000 years ago. These would have been ground to make up a primitive paint substance. Other ingredients used were animal blood and fat. 2. [...]
Manchester Bee with inspiration from Banksy!
Banksy’s Girl with the Balloon and the Manchester Bee! Michelle Shore, one of our Machester based artists and team member, has created a fabulous painting based around ‘Balloon Girl’ and the Bee in Manchester. Read on to hear about what Michelle thinks about each of those topics. The girl with the balloon is one of […]
Artist Spotlight: Paul Cézanne
Popup Painting's 'artist of the Week' is Paul Cézanne. Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter. Cézanne used repetitive, exploratory brushstrokes and planes of colour to create his paintings. The artist regarded color, line, and "form" as one and the same thing, or inseparable aspects for describing how the human eye actually experiences [...]