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This primary colour is emblematic of passionate love, seduction, danger and courage and it is the colour of blood and fire! Here are 8 of our favourite shades. 1. Scarlet 2. Rose 3. Ruby 4. Cherry 5. Crimson 6. Terra Cotta 7. Raspberry 8. Burgundy Which Red will you use at your next Pop Up [...]
Pancakes and Painting!
Pancake day, is definitley one day to look forward to in the year. Funnily enough, pancakes have two things in common with PopUp Painting (stay with me on this one 😉). Firstly, Pancake day (or Shrove Tuesday) does not have a fixed date and quite often delightfully POPS UP and changes every year. But it’s not entirely random. Just […]
Artist Spotlight: Gustav Klimt
PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. Klimt was a 'Symbolist' painter and one of the most prominent members of the 'Vienna Secession Movement'. The artist’s style was not always progressive, his early works were academic in style. Klimt attended the ‘Vienna School of Arts and Crafts’, having trained as an [...]
Artist Spotlight: Jack Vettriano
PopUp Painting has a simple aim: to bring art out of the classroom and the gallery and into the places where people meet on an everyday basis. Bringing social painting to London, we pop up in bars and restaurants right across London, Surrey and St. Albans. With public events, corporate events and private parties, and with themes from Banksy to Van […]
February is LGBT History Month
Today is the beginning of LGBT History Month. It’s a month dedicated to promoting equality and diversity through increasing the visibility of LGBT people and their lives and history; and campaigning for better education, environments and welfare for LGBT people. Last year LGBT History Month focused on citizenship, and commemorated 50 years since the (partial) […]
Our 6 favourite illustrations from literature
This week is National Storytelling Week. It's a week running from 27 January - 3 February, and celebrates the tradition of "oral storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination." And we're all about unleashing creativity and creative imagination! It's a bit tricky to write about oral story telling - [...]
Artist of the Week: Amrita Sher-Gil
PopUp Painting's Artist of the Week is Amrita Sher-Gil! Amrita Sher-Gil was an eminent Indian Painter sometimes known as India's Frida Kahlo. She is considered one of the most important painters of 20th century India, and her legacy stands on par with that of the Masters of the Bengal Renaissance. Much of her work was influenced by a strong feeling [...]
Coming up in Manchester!
Welcome to Manchester in February! Recharge yourself this month and start something new. Gain a few pounds of creative skills this February and some extra laugh lines at a PopUp Painting event. Paint, drink, have fun and relax with friends, family or colleges as you discover that inner artist you thought you never had. Get […]
5 Tips to Keep your Paintbrushes in Perfect Condition!
1: Clean, clean and clean again! Ever started painting on a brand new white canvas only to have your masterpiece prematurely ruined by a sneaky bit of paint lurking in the depths of your brushes bristles?! Well we have and we can tell you it’s not pleasant! Avoid instances like this by giving your […]
New Partnership with ArtDiscount!
Hello from the ArtDiscount team! We are so pleased to be in partnership with PopUp Painting, hopefully ArtDiscount will be able to carry on the artistic fun. Based in sunny Blackpool, our warehouses are full of supplies that will help you grow as an artist or as a beginner, we aim to inspire you to […]