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8 shades of purple!

Associated with royalty and rarely seen in nature; it has a supernatural and mystical aura! Here are eight shades of purple! 1. Violet 2. Plum 3. Mauve 4. Lilac 5. Violet 6. Fuschia 7. Magenta 8. Amethyst Which Purple will you use at your next Pop Up Painting session..? We can't wait to see you [...]

Artist of the Week: Gordon Bruce

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Gordon Bruce. Gordon Bruce is an artist from Aberdeen who specializes in oil paintings and watercolours. The artist studied Fine Art at the Gray’s School of Art, part of the Robert Gordon University. Colour is a very important element in Bruce’s work, the artist uses bold contrasting colours [...]

Artist of the Week: Poppy Chancellor

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Poppy Chancellor. Poppy Chancellor is a London based illustrator and papercut artist. Chancellor creates delicate, bespoke and individually hand-cut paper designs for events, individual clients and brands. The artist completed her illustration degree at Kingston University before studying on The Drawing Year at The Prince's Drawing School (now [...]

100 Years of Voting: The Art of the Suffragettes

It is a century since women in the UK won the right to vote. A fraught and relentless campaign from the fearless suffragettes brought a sea-change to British politics and to celebrate, here at PopUp Painting HQ, we are looking at the art that helped in the fight for democratic parity. Much of the art […]

Artist of the Week: Kazmir Malevich

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Kazmir Malevich. Kazmir Malevich (1878 – 1935) was a Russian painter, founder of the Suprematist movement and a pioneer of geometric abstraction. The artist studied at the ‘Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture’. Malevich lived and worked through one of the most turbulent periods in the twentieth [...]

10 Facts About Colour!

Colour plays a vital role in our world. Colour can inspire thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite! Explore the world of colour with these amazing facts! 1. Red and Yellow Stimulate Hunger! While blue suppresses hunger! 2. Red is the First [...]

Artist of the Week: Michelle Shore

PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is PopUp Painting team member and artist Michelle Shore. Michelle Shore is an artist based in The Peak District, who works as part of the Manchester PopUp Painting team. The artist specialises in ink drawings, however she also uses charcoal, pastel and paint to create her work. Michelle is [...]

10 things around the house you can paint with!

So you've run out of paint, want to add texture or simply want to stretch your creativity! Did you know you could paint with these items that are sitting around your house? 1. Coffee See how to make a coffee painting here!  2. Food Colouring on Bread! You can eat this one too! 3. Nail Varnish Make a marble [...]

Artist of the Week: Edvard Munch

PopUp Painting's  artist of the week is Edvard Munch. Edvard Munch is a Norwegian born, expressionist painter and printer. In the late 20th century he played a great role in German expressionism, namely because of the strong mental anguish that was displayed in many of the works he created. Only a few years after he was born, [...]

10 Traits That Define Impressionism!

Part of the Impressionist idea was to capture a split second of life, an ephemeral moment in time on the canvas: the impression. Lets look at a few more of the characteristics of Impressionism. 1. Bold Brush Strokes Thick short strokes of bright colour. This was to get a quick impression of the essence of the subject.  2. [...]